Thursday, May 26, 2005

Cathedrals on the Prairie

I was speeding across the prairie in NW OK at dusk, rapidly approaching Enid. In the distance I started to make out the skyline of big city; a huge city actually. I looked at map and saw that their population was 47,045, a fair sized city for Oklahoma, but not a huge city by any stretch of the imagination.

As I drew closer I could see that I had been fooled. What I had thought was skyscrapers, were actually a half dozen enormous grain elevators. And, they were some of the largest elevators that I had seen in my travels. As I sped away, those “cathedrals on the prairie” slowly faded in my rear view mirror.

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