Leelanau ... A Lesson In Perspective
|Empire Beach - Looking North From The Bluffs
As I walk along the Lakeshore from Empire Beach, whether heading north or south, it appears that I'm traveling a fairly straight path.
But about twenty minutes into the hike, when I look back to see where I've been, it's clear that my path was anything but straight.
In fact, I see that I've followed the curve of a large bay, bordered on each side by towering dunes jutting into the big lake.
I can only appreciate the curvature of my path by the perspective gained from a distance.
"And so it is in living," (I say with the highly respected authority of a new grandfather.)
How often it is that we see things differently, and perhaps more clearly, in the rear view mirror of life.
And what is more, the perspective gained from the passage of time can make all the difference in the way forward.
AKA ... wisdom?
Another life lesson from the Land of Delight.
See You Up North,
Visit A Leelanau Landmark: Despite the government shutdown,
nearly all trails in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
are accessible. Best of all: No Fees! (As you might expect,
however, the restrooms are not in the best shape.)
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