Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rural Mail

This row of boxes reminded me our postal system is struggling with a deficit that means service will be cut whether we like it or not. Banks must endure but the post, well, that's another matter.

Seeing those little boxes lined up is a reminder of the reach of civilization in the furthest corners of the Homeland, so zealously guarded and so insouciantly allowed to decay.

The mails are out there in the open, untouchable by convention except by their owners, who live secreted away behind fearsome signs.

I shall miss the postal service if it should die off completely before I fall off my perch. But I do hope the afterlife will spare me the sight of any more grumpy No Trespassing commands.

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