Saturday, September 08, 2007

Urban scavenging

Last year, my daily commute included a journey through the usually gridlocked traffic of the Garden Grove Freeway. Major road construction had closed a good number of exits and lanes for a string of impressive engineering projects, and watching all that activity could provide entertainment for the unfortunate motorists who are still stuck on it after running out of snacks, tunes, or cellphone time.

Earlier that year, when construction began in earnest, a small family of vultures began perching themselves mornings and afternoons on the large freeway sign that overlooked all six lanes and studiously craned their necks down at the stalled traffic below. I kept wondering why on earth they were doing that and finally concluded that they must be waiting for a car to die!


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