The River's Badge

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Can You Do Me a Favor?


I never ask for favors. You know me.

But here's the deal: I'm trying to win a free vacation at our favorite resort, Bluefin Bay. It's a rustic place, nestled on the shores of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota.

We've been going there for about seven years now. Josie loves it there, as you can see from the picture.

Bluefin has an annual contest. In the past, it's been sort of open-ended. One could write an essay. One could submit pictures. This year, it's a video contest.

This caught my eye because it just so happens that one year, after we returned from our stay at Bluefin, I was inspired to write a song. I think it was the picture of the pink sky that started it all. (All the pictures are mine, by the way.)

The song came easily because there's magic there. It's not just the loneliness of the endless blue, but it's the smell of the air, the crashing of the waves. The certainty that God has blessed this place, and He is smiling upon it.

So, what I'm asking is this: If you could simply leave a comment on my video, I would be grateful.

I don't know what others will submit. That's really neither here nor there. What I do know is, my submission is a true reflection of my feelings about this secluded place on the lake. So, if I win, I win. If I don't, I have no regrets.

But I think it's pretty good.

Here is the link.

And here is On A Night Like This:



And thank you.

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