as i sit here freezing trying to write, i go to minnesota to put things in perspective.
i may be cold, but it’s so much colder in other parts of the world right now.
suddenly, i am not that cold anymore.
these rolling hills i saw through the window of my brother and sister’s car as we were ‘paseando’ back from canoeing down a river on a beautiful day.
the name of the land comes from the sioux indigenous word ‘minni-sotah’. ‘minni’ is ‘water’, and ‘sotah’ sky-tinted’.
water and sky are perfect themes for the state, as there are more than ten thousand lakes reflecting the heavens.