Thursday, August 09, 2007

Urban Camping

There's nothing like hunting about for firewood in the middle of a city. Quite a bizarre endeavor, I assure you. A neighbor of mine has the good fortune to have a patio, which she has decorated with a handy outdoor wood-burning fireplace. But alas, we were low on wood! So we foraged into the... er... concrete wilderness in search of wood.

The city is a place of so much plenty: such diversity, such food, such architecture, such variety of experience, such arts, such culture, such lights and darkness, sound (and fury?). It is not, however, a place teeming with spare wood. The one thing that would be unavoidably abundant in a rural setting is impossible to find in an urban one. It makes you realize that cities don't offer everything...


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