The Many Faces of a Country Road

Today I was up near Wisconsin for a story I’m working on, and took this picture on the outskirts of Grayslake. Check out that sky:

I love the roads in that nebulus upper-Illinois/lower-Wisconsin region that, within the space of a mile, can morph from a town’s main street into a shaded twister through the woods into an arrow-straight two-laner through farmland. The way it juggles so many identities reminds me of shooting hoops on my driveway as a kid, where I’d be star player, announcer and referee all at once.

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About Eric Lutz

Eric Lutz is a Chicago-based writer. His work frequently appears in Newcity magazine. He has also written for the Chicago Reader, Welter and a number of newspapers. View all posts by Eric Lutz

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