Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Sign?

Shortly after sunrise today, i'm taking my morning walk along the secluded Lake Michigan beach near my Wisconsin home. While following a set of deer tracks a shiny object got my attention in the water. About 50 yards offshore there was a red object bouncing in the waves. i stopped and watched as the waves brought it closer to shore. It soon became apparent that it was a red mylar balloon. It got even closer and i could see that it was in the shape of a star!

Could this be a sign from above (well, it was a helium filled balloon that once indeed was "high above") telling me that we should follow the voice of the people and name Chicago's WPS team the Red Stars!?!

A minute or so later, the red star balloon made its way to the shore and my feet. i noticed that it was a five pointed star, not the unique Chicago flag six pointed star that the Chicago Red Stars name references.

You may not think that one little point makes a big difference when it comes to heavenly sent messages, but since today is May 1st, instead of receiving a message from above about the civic minded and patriotic Chicago red star, i might've been receiving a different message from the cold war runners up...0r it may have just been a sign to shop here or drink this. It's hard to know how to take messages from above without a translator.

6 comments:

Dirk said...

Hey Peter glad to see you are enjoying this great day (even up there in Wisconsin) down here on Michigan Avenue we anxiously await the news of how the coach shopping is going...looks like it maybe one of those dreaded Wisconsin natives...as long as we win the championship this year...

Dirk...

Chad said...

Peter,

Any word on you working for both Chicago soccer teams?

Chad

peter said...

"Both Chicago soccer teams"?

You mean Chicago WPS and Chicago Storm?

:-)

fonsos said...

Ahh, my plan to have the team names Red Stars is working. Wait 'til you start having the dreams with Red Stars bing worn by the Flying Monkeys from the Wizard of Oz.

Fonsos

Kathryn said...

I understand your hesitation, but a red star is a red star. :)

Anonymous said...

Here is another 6 point star...


http://www.chicago2016.org/why-chicago/Pages/ChicagoStar.aspx