Tuesday, July 23, 2019


     "Why?" I asked, "why, would anyone do this?"
     My stomach tied up in knots when I saw the damage that had been done at one of my favorite spots. (Check out the link to read more about it.)
     On Sunday after church we decided that it might be a good day to go spend some time at the swamp. since we've had a small break from all the rain, and the pathways had a chance to become less muddy.
     Since the last time I was there, someone went and cut down all the giant lilac bushes that had bordered the meadow and then dragged them over and heaped them on the section of old wooden fence that was still there.
      There is nothing we could do to save the lilac bushes, but we could save the old fence, so LV took some time and removed everything they had heaped on it.
      I'm still feeling sick to my stomach that someone would do this, and have a hard time understanding why, or what would possess anyone to be that destructive.
     I'm reminded once again that this world is not my home, and growing too attached to what is only temporary isn't good. But even so ... I keep asking "Why?" And I already know I won't want to return to the swamp anytime soon, because it will simply make me feel sad, in what used to be one of my favorite spots.


  1. It is so hard to understand the nastiness of people, the violence and the need for destruction. Sad that you had to see that.

  2. I just don't understand why people do the things they do either. I'm sorry Mary Ann.

  3. It saddened me to read about the destruction, what a world we live in.

  4. Oh, Mary Ann, I am so sorry to read this. I can't understand why people are so destructive and I certainly understand your sadness. Hugs

  5. the actions of people truly boggle my mind.
    How awful...
    God's creations destroyed...

  6. I live in a college city and at least once a month some student will do some major damage to something here. I'm always asking why as there is camera's almost everywhere here even in the city parks there seems to be no reason for it. Just remember how it was and always have a positive mental picture.

  7. That is very sad. It happens all too often.

  8. How very sad... what is wrong with people?

  9. Why, indeed. It must have taken a lot of energy and trouble to do all of that! At least, if the bushes weren't uprooted, the lilacs will be back. I hated to even say it out loud, but is there any possibility the meadow has been sold to (shudder!) a developer?

    1. The swamp and surrounding acres have been acquired by the Nature Conservancy a number of years ago already, so thankfully we don't have to worry about it being touched by a developer.

  10. I don't understand why people do such things either.

  11. Your narrative is really touching!

  12. Oh I hate that happened to you! Pray for those that did it and remember that they will reap what they sow. Just wait - the lilacs will grow back.


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