Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Let the sun shine

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Today we drove north from Indiana and followed along the coast of Lake Michigan. At 307 miles long, it took most of the day to drive. We were on the Mackinaw Trail, heading from Kalkaska to Petoskey (close to Elmira) when we came across this sign on the side of the road.

I did not realize until I looked at a map that the same latitude connects Bordeaux (France), Krasnodar (Russia), the deserts of Mongolia, the island of Japan, and South Dakota just to name a few. Sharing the same latitude means that these very different places will have the sun shine down on them at exactly the same angle - sharing exactly the same length of daylight. I think that's kind of cool. It makes the earth seem a little smaller, somewhat more connected.

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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