In today’s Bangor Daily News, one headline said “…man dies after attack in his front yard.” My heart goes out to anyone suffering from traumatic loss. Something else struck me about my response to this headline. My first assumption was that this man been attacked by a wild animal or dog run amok. Turns out his attacker was human.
I appreciate living in a place where my mind doesn’t leap immediately to human violence. I like reading news about the healthy loon population, or “what to do if you lose a finger in an accident,” two more items in today’s paper.
Yes, there are also updates on a local murder trial and the impeachment vote, but I’m happy to be reminded that there is more to life than disturbing and depressing phenomena. Local news is where we live, and at least as relevant to our daily experience.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 111: 147 words, TOTAL = 18,342; 41,658 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is an award-winning author, poet, and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her children, grandchildren, and granddogs.