Leelanau ... One In A Billion, Billion

Leelanau Waterscape … by Kristina Lishawa Photograpy

Summer in Leelanau is a perfect time to contemplate how utterly insignificant we are in the universe, or ...

If your glass is half full, … 

How miraculously significant it is that we even exist in the cosmos.

Why Summer?  Because, while relaxing on the beach, one may casually pick up a handful of golden sand containing about 10,000 grains.  One may then recall the report of the prestigious International Astronomical Union in 2003:

There are 10 times more stars in the observable sky than grains of sand in all the world's beaches, dunes and deserts!

With so many billions upon billions of stars and their planets surrounding us, perhaps millions of them with intelligent life, it's easy to feel totally inconsequential - like a tiny droplet in the vast sea of existence.

But, ... what if it turns out, … there really is no place like home?

What if our sapphire blue rock is like no other in creation?

What if, by design or otherwise, we are the only life in the universe?

And what if Leelanau truly is a one in a billion, billion Land of Delight?

If all this is true, my friends, ...

We have hit the cosmic jackpot!

And for that, we should be grateful … eternally.

See You Up North,

                         Visit A Leelanau Landmark:  The Dune Climb - Speaking of
                         sand, this mountain migrates to the east about two feet
                         every year due to prevailing winds.  Enjoy a spectacular
                         view of the Glen Lakes from the summit.  If you're up for a
                         real challenge, hike the rolling dune to the west about 1.5 
                         miles and take a dip in Lake Michigan!  The Dune Climb is 
                         located about 5.5 miles north of Empire on M109.  National 
                         park pass required.  Got sand?

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