Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Losing the Love of Our Life

From Country Roads Magazine comes this excellent piece by Matthew Mullenix on what we lose as we gain Pizza Huts and shopping malls:

Baton Rouge has been shrinking as it grows, its green spaces winking out like tea lights beneath an expanding blanket of concrete. In the last few years of its three-century history, Louisiana’s capital has become home to more people than ever while less of a home each year to horses, hounds, and hunters like myself.... For many like us, finding a field of wooden survey stakes where last week we hunted rabbits inflicts a sense of loss immediate and arresting. It’s a shock akin to losing a friend, or a lover.

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