Our return from vacation near Traverse City, MI took us through the UP.
A beautiful land. Untamed despite many attempts, it continues to be a place of enchantment. Human life is overshadowed and controlled by God’s creation.
The woods never-ending with only two-tracks and a few paved roads greatly out-numbered by the rivers and streams.
Then the sea. The private ocean, speaking to the sky and rocks. Hiding secrets within its cold depths that reach towards the hot, center of the earth. An expanse, that beckons the eye, calling one towards in the seemingly infinite space. Somewhere on the other side, people live, but in another time. The past and future, even present, does not exist. Only the smoothed rocks brought up from creation’s beginnings, tossed by waves onto the land, mark an unending time, a continuation, a mystery.