The Friday Cyclotouriste

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On the Road……Roadkill

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For some, this may be an unpleasant image. But death is all around us and today it could not be denied. I saw the dead fawn as I was returning home from my familiar Fairfax-to-Alpine Lake ride. I made a quick u-turn to return to the spot and was able to remove the small creature from the road and perform an ad hoc burial. I fashioned a cross from some branches held together with vines.

I’m reminded of the book, Apologia, by the great writer Barry Lopez.


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Written by fridaycyclotouriste

May 19th, 2009 at 12:27 am

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  1. Very nice of you to perform a burial for the cute deer. You’re such a great guy!


    30 May 09 at 9:00 pm

  2. I almost didn’t stop, but then I felt the urge to honor its short, quiet life.


    1 Jun 09 at 5:28 am

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