Wednesday, December 21, 2011

RIP A Roadside Tree

When we went through a shortcut on the right of the photo this evening, we noticed that something is missing. The roadside tree was there in the morning, but now gone for reasons I could only guess. It might be that the tree was in the middle of the shortcut, where motorcycles frequently pass through, hence becoming a traffic hazard. It might be that the tree blocked the view of a small store (to the right of the photo; not pictured) that has changed hands between many merchants.

People planted the tree there for a purpose, but removed it for some other reasons. In a transition like this, it was easy to ignore that the tree also had a life and its life was taken away.

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