It’s Gonna Rain, An Essay

The largest porch in the world wraps around the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan. From this porch and its hundreds of rocking chairs, as you look out over the great Lake Huron, and say it looks like the ocean, a sense that anything is possible deepens the sun spreading on blue water.

For a long time black workers had their own hotel, and weren’t otherwise allowed on the island after dark, when the workday was over.