Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Why I'm Here [even if it is only 8 degrees today]

I happened upon this video today.  It made me cry.

Life has brought me in contact with people who live all over the U.S.  In college.  At work.  While blogging.  And when winter hits, the real dead of winter, I always get the same question from those who live elsewhere, "Why do you still live there?"

Sometimes I'm not really sure.  Sometimes I think they've got a point.  Are we, Minnesotans, all that crazy?

When the mercury struggles to get above freezing, when the snowbanks are taller than my house, when I'm forced to dress in three layers, when a heatwave means it might be 30 degrees, the rest of the country thinks we've lost our marbles.

Maybe we have.

But...the best thing about living in Minnesota is that we're all in this together.  It's the people.  It's always been the people.  It always will be the people.

We rank "Best" in many different categories.  Why?  It all boils down to the people.  The people who love to work here, to play here and yes, even to live here.

This video is heavy on the Minneapolis side of the Twin Cities and thank goodness for that.  If it had been all about St. Paul I would have been a blubbering, emotional mess in front my computer.  I love my city that much.  And for those of you who have never been here, let me assure you, this video doesn't even scratch the surface.  Enjoy.

Why We're Here: Twin Cities from Seven and Sixty Productions on Vimeo.

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