Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 6

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 6
January 15, 2014

On my pilgrimage today, Lake Michigan spread out before me like a welcome friend, glittering and free and all sunshine — once I got there.

Today was a tough one … too much to do, and I’m feeling on my last thread. But somehow I busted out anyway. Zipped up my coat, wondered where the heck were my warmer gloves, and marched off on my quest.

(Did I say quest?) I was grumbling along in a dark mood, thinking about stupid challenges and what was I supposed to be getting out of this anyway.

Then I looked up and there it was.  —   sha-zaam! A clarifying vision.

I sucked it in. The sun glinting on the water and the clouds. Way off in the distance, huge waves breaking in the sunlight and rolling around over on top of each other. Gleaming white foam. I imagined I could hear it, and the scream of the gulls.

The light glowed off the Ferris Wheel at the pier, and on that little lighthouse at the edge of the harbor.

And I was glad I had come. And I spent a moment or two taking it in. And then I turned to go back, refreshed.

I don’t know if there is any kind of a lesson in there. Maybe something about simple rewards from risk-taking and persistence. What I do know is that it sure was a good thing to do today and I am glad for it.

Here’s another thing I am glad for. I was featured today on a website called Hungry Ghost Collective. If you have a minute, check it out. If you have a few more minutes spend a little time poking around. There is some interesting work on the site.

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