Travels through Trump Territory

Carol A. Hand

On Sunday, I traveled north and west with my family to sparsely populated north-central Minnesota.

We passed through vistas of lakes and forests

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and wide open wetlands along a sometimes desolate highway

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past a few widely dispersed small towns

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and homesteads that have may have seen better times.

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The most notable feature was often the yard signs for President, hoping for a better life in places that are on the margins.

The vista sometimes showed the hopefulness of transitions.

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We will know soon enough what changes may be in store for us.

It’s up to all of us to continue to work toward the best we can imagine for the future in any case, and to remember to take time to find beauty and hope everywhere we travel.

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All photos were taken my my daughter, Jnana Hand, as we continued traveling northwest.

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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6 Responses to Travels through Trump Territory

  1. steelcityman says:

    Sigh….. you’re just good, Carol !! … hope you and Jnana (What a delightful name) enjoyed your road trip

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