Saturday, November 07, 2009

A Love Letter to Minneapolis

I love you, Minneapolis. You are beautiful, from your shining lakes to your clean, safe streets and your river walks. You have WildeRoast Cafe and the Bibelot and Muffaleta. And can we talk about your grocery stores? Byerly's and Lunds and Kawolski's, with their produce displayed like art and all the organic choices I could possibly want. 

You open yourself to me. I understand the naming conventions of your streets and know where your highways run. Sure, some of your highways are under construction, but no place is perfect. And you mark your detours well.

I try not to pine for you. To everything there is a season, and our seasons together included both joy and pain. My new home also has beauty, it also has wonderful people and places. And yet...you are special. You are home to my daughter and some of my dearest friends, and I will always love you.

7 comments:

luckyzmom said...

You should visit more often.

Amber said...

Mmmm, I feel this way about our old town... *sigh*

:)

Mercurious said...

Minneapolis is rather fond of you, too.

Deb Shucka said...

It's wonderful to have a place like this to love like this. It will always be there for you, no matter how far away you are.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

I could live there - easily!

Kristi Tencarre said...

Just had to let you know that I am Skyelarke and we used to read each others blogs back in 2006. You left me a sweet comment that you would pray for me after my miscarriage. Just had to tell you that my life has calmed down; I divorced the abusive crazymaker and was surprised by love!!! I am now married again to a wonderful man AND we have a 3 month old perfect baby girl!!! I am so happy with my life. I am thankful every day that I am still alive and that I have love again - such a wonderful man and a dream come true daughter and of course, my family too.... Just had to let you know :-)

fullsoulahead.com said...

Sigh.