A Dark Night

     I like living where a dark night means better viewing of the stars or possibly the northern lights. Living at the end of the Gunflint Trail we don’t see many billboards and since we don’t pay for television we don’t see movie trailers or news for that matter.  Although every once in awhile a story slips through and a little internet search comes up with something terrible that has happened.

     The most recent case of this is the shooting in the Colorado movie theater. What a horrific event to have happen in a movie theater of all places. I’m not sure where a massacre like that would make more sense but it certainly makes no sense to me.

     I’ve never stayed awake for a midnight movie premiere but my nieces have. I can’t imagine the fear one would face in a situation like that. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by this horrible event.

     All I know is it makes me more content than ever to offer folks canoe trips into the Boundary Waters. Where a dark night is just that.