Sunday, July 16, 2006

Thank you Lake Superior!

For those of us living in Duluth, todays' weather took a surprising turn. High today at my house was 89.6 degrees farhenheit. That happened before 10:00 a.m. this morning. The temperature in town has been steadily dropping since then and is currently 68.3 degrees. All it took was a wind off of the big lake. Thank you Lake Superior for never really warming up! You really are God!

"One of the many pleasures of living in Duluth is that you have to look at the lake a lot," writes Barton Sutter in his 1998 book Cold Comfort: Life at the Top of the Map. "You might only mean to get some groceries or a hammer from the hardware store, but on your way you see something so grand, so terrible and beautiful, that you absorb your daily requirement of humility just by driving down the street....I finally realized that the lake was God." (City Pages February 2001)

1 comment:

Chris said...

That's a wonderful quote and oh so true. Glad the wind shifted and let nature's air conditioning work!