Sunday, February 3, 2008

On Nature and the Nature of Humanity

I started eating yesterday, breaking a two day stretch where all I managed was a half cup of milk. It’s human nature to destroy, damage, and deface. I am no exception. I have carelessly damaged something precious in my own life.

Yosemite stands as a testament to the splendor and glory of God’s creation, but it also stands as a monument to humanity’s destructive tendencies. Several of its streams and rivers—no longer free to rush down their native gorges—are trapped by massive dams, and it is hard to find a view of the Valley that doesn’t include one or two long, gray, asphalt scars.

Hetch Hetchy Dam

Lake Eleanor Dam

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