Originally Posted by hetkind
sometimes all we want to do is remove the visible sign of grief and despair. I remember one night in Guilford, Connecticut, six high school kids in a large, overpowered, buick sedan slammed into an innocent maple tree at 90+ mph on a town road marked at 25mph. The parents of the deceased children wanted the tree removed so they wouldn't have to see what killed their children on a daily basis.
I have a problem with that sort of mentality. The tree had nothing to do with the kids' death, it was the action of one person. I don't understand how projecting feelings on an inanimate object that had nothing to do with the even other than being there, and then proceeding to destroy it really makes anyone feel better.