Friday, March 14, 2008

persistence of vision 2

The problem with being able to see better is that sometimes you see things you wish you hadn't.

Today I had to drive 30 miles to my college's main campus in Harlan County. As i started to come down from the crest of Pine Mountain and looked off into the distance my improved vision allowed me to see the several mile long gouge being taken out of the mountains for one enormous strip mine.

I've been aware that the mine was there for the last couple of years, but I could never really see clearly the devastation that it was producing. Now I can see it, and it's heartbreaking.

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