Sunday, January 22, 2006

Here's an approach I had not considered

One of the story arcs in my life as a drama queen is that the Department of Transportation would like to build a bypass outside my bedroom window. Since learning of this development (the day after viewing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, for those of you who appreciate irony) I have been attending meetings, speaking to project engineers, and studying Eminent Domain law.

Of the three alternatives being considered, the DOT's preferred route - the one beside my house - is the most expensive, most disruptive, and least desired by the military, school district, and local community. Nevertheless, I had grudgingly accepted that progress would be marching right past my window.

Until now.

On the easterly shore of Loch Earn, in St Fillans, Perthshire, villagers successfully scuttled plans for a new housing estate when they protested that development would disturb the faeries.

Anyone know where I can find some little people?

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Yaay! Power to the faeries!! And power to local customs and beliefs.

I think I may have seen some faery dust swirling in your back yard the last time I was there....