Monday, March 11, 2024

Giving Strangers Something To Discuss

The tree was so tall that, after it fell, it blocked the entire park roadway, and wide enough that it was impossible to climb over or under, so the parks department had apparently just strung up caution tape across the road on all sides of the fallen beast, and left it there until they figured out what to do next. The ground had softened in the downpours this weekend, and that, coupled with the early morning’s heavy winds, had proved to much for the shallow roots, now exposed and dangling in the clear afternoon sun.

We stood in the road and gawked for awhile, then continued our walk turning further in to the park, when a man jogged by. “Biggest fallen tree I’ve ever seen,” he said breathlessly as he pounded past and disappeared around the corner of the path.

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