We’re drawn compulsively to waterfalls and crashing surf because they are powerful enough to pull us out of our selves…to reawaken us to the everyday wonders of the world.
To this day, I turn back into a carefree kid when I’m in any water that knocks your feet out from under you.
Small wonder I relive these magical moments even now as an adult.
Beyond Michigan’s great boggy flats to the northern rim of the Upper Peninsula is a place made sacred by the smallest, most remarkable things, and mermaids might be caught — when they are in the mood.
There’s nothing quite like descending through cold, clear water into another world where schooners and steamers still ply the inland seas.
A Week’s Cruise On Four Lakes — 2200 Miles New Steamships North American and South American Chicago Duluth & Georgian Bay Transit Company Season 1918.
I imagined traveling the world, becoming a writer or a mermaid. The sea was so vast, so loud, so welcoming and terrifying — just like the future.
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