No matter how independent we like to be, we all occasionally need to receive social services, including medical examinations and treatment.
Watching a home be demolished
and then be trucked away
was something that stirred my adrenaline —
I don’t see this every day.
I was awed by his skill with the shovel —
that operator worked so well.
But the emotions that grew as I watched him
Made the pain in my stomach swell.
How can this family recover?
How can they turn the page?
How can they feel that justice was done,
Or feel anything other than rage?
This photo was one of many taken on a trip to Bayfield in September 2010. I like it very much but, at the same time as it soothes me, it reminds me of a sad time.