If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
These lines from Midsummer Night’s Dream reminded me of this gathering twilight of a summer past. On warm, humid July evenings, this lake in the midst of suburban Detroit becomes a social spot where people come to fish, canoe, strum guitars, or just watch the stars come out.
William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and traditionally this is the date for celebrating his birth.