When flying I always assign myself a seat to ensure I get a window seat. I like looking out the window down at the different landscapes. Passing over towns and trying to get an idea of where I am and what the town is like is what I do. This was on the way to Arizona.
Last night I returned from a four-day vacation to Tennessee. My stops were Nashville and Memphis. There’s a stark contrast between the two. One thing is common in both and that’s heat. It was really hot and humid. I like both of those things and I like both of those places.
This time we ventured a little further into the dunes. The sand was so hot I had to stop once in a while and bury my feet deeper into the cooler areas. We made it to the large dune climb but not to Lake Michigan. Next time we will go even further.
There are things in life a man holds dear to his heart. Things that are such a part of his life they make up who he is. A man will lay down his life and sacrifice so much to preserve them. Freedom is one of those things and family is another. There are other things but I imagine these two are so important that for most they rule.
The loss of freedom, death of a family member and divorce are three things that have a profound impact on the spirit of a man. I compare those last two closely because the pain you feel from losing them are not unlike. I’ve never experienced the first. My heart is heavy always as I think about the loss of my family.
On our way to The Dune Climb.