On Chance In Leelanau

Photo Courtesy Of Pure Michigan

I like to contemplate chance encounters.

Like when I'm walking the beach at Platte Bay, ...

And another solitary hiker approaches from the shadow of the dunes.

As we pass, we might exchange a smile, a greeting, perhaps a few trite words.

Just two travelers, on a stretch of sand, in a fleeting moment ...

Which will likely never be repeated in the history of the world.

Still, I marvel at how we got here - strangers, you and I.

How from the beginning of time ...

To the circumstances of our births,

To the unfolding of our lives,

To our decision to walk the beach at Platte Bay,

To the precise interplay of our gravity, force and momentum,

The universe has conspired ...

To cross our paths ...

At this very minute.

What are the chances?

See You In Leelanau Up North,

                    Visit A Leelanau Landmark:  Platte Bay - A graceful curve of the
                    National Lakeshore unparalleled for its sweeping blue vista.
                    Take a long and somewhat arduous hike south of Empire Beach,
                    past Otter Creek to where the Platte River empties into Lake
                    Michigan.  "Listen," she said.  "A view of the terrain is worth the pain."



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