The road of death

June 8th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,

It’s really rather depressing sometimes… the drive into work. It’s not as though there’s much to see out there in the farmland… except, well, farms. Today seemed to be more depressing than normal. The number of dead animals on the road is rather astounding at times. Makes me wonder if people aim for whatever tiny creature is attempting to cross the road.

A couple months ago, while driving into work, I came over a hill and saw some glittering blue and green near the road. As I got closer it wasn’t near the road but on the road. There used to be two peacocks that would wander around in the woods that lined the highway. One of them was killed and the colorful bump in the road remained. I nearly cried as I passed it, considering pulling over and trying to get the corpse off the road.

There are very few things in life as beautiful as a peacock. On one was killed on that dreary road. The other I have not seen since.

And this makes me sad sometimes.