by Amos Keppler
Another of my old forest trails was demolished recently. What had, during my entire life, been a lush, narrow path had now become an ugly scar, a broad road of rocks and sand, designed for use by the timber industry. Some time ago I participated in a discussion concerning bulldozers and the damage they do to the forest. I can only confirm now, in my sadness and rage, that my experience from previous years is once more confirmed. The forest, nature itself is demolished, is dwindling bit by bit, piece by piece.
Concerning my earlier article in this forum about neighborhood digging? Well, it has escalated violently the last few months. There are now five… excuse me six construction sites in my immediate neighborhood. Every time you turn your back it seems another has appeared. What was fairly untouched land along the highway has now been destroyed beyond imagining. Plans are afoot to build the entire stretch between the highway and the sea in the west. The forest to the east will sooner or later be penetrated by another highway. What was a forest trail, made solely by human boots and feet will become just another "development area".
The bulldozer is truly an all-purpose tool of destruction. It leaves nothing but a wasteland of concrete and tarmac in its wake.
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Ongoing Transformation and Metamorphosis started.
FIRST WAVE: 2000-12-08, 352. Night 12055 by the end of the year of The Abyss.
SECOND WAVE: 2001-05-25, 155. Night 12056 in the first year in the time of the Twilight Storm.
Written and entered 2001-08-20