Showing posts from August, 2018

Leelanau, You're Just Too Sexy

Inspiration  Point - Glen  Lake L, Even as summer fades, your real estate values are going through the roof.  Your national park attendance is breaking records.  Your restaurants, and shops, and wineries are jammed. Everyone, it seems, wants a beautiful part of you.   They want to run their toes through your dune grass, ...caress your beaches of golden sand, ... dive into your pools of aqua blue, ... ride the gentle curves of your M-22. No one can resist your temptations, and no one is denied your pleasures.   You beckon everyone and embrace them with open arms.   I'm a little jealous. I f only we had met sooner .... Forever Yours, Chris                     Visit A Leelanau Landmark:  Inspiration Point - A breathtakingly                     beautiful Glen Lake scenic overlook.  Private, peaceful and, well,                     inspiring.  A perfect place for a secret rendezvous.   Follow W.                      MacFarlane Rd. (County Rd. 616) south of Glen L

Leelanau ... This Too Shall Pass

Leelanau  Sunrise A curious little story: After a busy summer vacation day in the Land of Delight, I went to bed reflecting on the idea of impermanence.   That absolutely nothing in this life lasts.  Or, as the Buddha put it, "All conditioned things have the nature of vanishing." About two o'clock in the morning, Sue and I were awakened by a loud thud.  Fearing that one of our guests had fallen out of bed, stumbled in the dark, or whatever - I quickly made my rounds about the house. Only to discover that three wall hangings had crashed to the floor in unison. A clock fell from the wall, ... into a framed design of our family name, ...which in turn hit a picture of our house.  All at rest in a jumbled pile. Leaving the clean-up until daylight, I went back to bed. But sleep eluded as I contemplated the unmistakable and unsettling message of the night:   Everything we know and love - our family, ... our possessions, ... even time itself - shall pass