27 December 2006


ever wonder what happens to wreaths and christmas trees after the holidays are over? oh i dont mean the kind of greens in lobbies and living rooms, on front doors or in windows. we know they land in compost piles or in a heap at the dump - but only after serving some poor purpose in illuminating someones holiday or dressing up a dwelling. what of the unsold wreaths, the cut-but-never-even-purchased trees? have they given of themselves for naught? i asked all this of a young man who was loading still bundled trees into the back of his white pickup truck. we burn them he said - and then theyre just gone.

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