Friday, August 19, 2005

War And Peace

Keeping humans away for fifty years from a piece of land can turn it into a wildlife sanctuary is very humbling news. Even after wars have been waged and the earth has soaked blood, nature seems to follow her course and heal.

All of summer I have waited to show J deer that used to walk around when I lived here five years ago. We have not seen even one this year. A swank new mall stands where the woods used to be - the familiar pattern of suburban sprawl. Even while at peace in this case, nature has been squeezed out of room and time to work her healing touch.

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