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Note: another in the Solitudes series.
Acknowledgements: Thank you Mog for creating this AU, and all the others who contribute and make it a special place to live.
Chris and them wonder how I kin live here, in the part of Denver with pro'ly the most buildings, the most violence, when I'm such an outdoors sorta guy. Thing is, I don't see it like they do - it's a jungle out here. There's this window, other corner of my buildin' - look out an all you can see is trees. Squirrels goin' from one tree to another like the monkeys in that video Josiah showed me 'bout the Amazon. Go up on the rooftops, just like mountains up there. Close your eyes, the sirens could be howlin; kids yellin' like birds. And predators - man, does Purgatorio have those.
Now don't get me wrong, I love goin' camping with the guys. Air's cleaner, less people, an' damn but it's quiet. 'Spose I go mostly to know it's still there, but I don't need it - not really.
'Cause it's a jungle out here an' I'm at the top a' the food chain.
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This is the quote that brought this story to mind:
"Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river." - Will Durant (1885-1981), U.S. historian. Life (New York, 18 Oct. 1963).The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations is licensed from Columbia University Press. Copyright © 1993 by Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.