Bigger threat than graffiti
reading The Bee's editorial, "Throw the book at Yosemite's Mist Trail
tagger," (Oct. 28) the truth of one sentence leaped out at me: "To
experience beauty is to yearn to possess it." Part of the outrage is
that the vandal valued her own whim over a symbol of the bounty of the
earth and debased it with a kind of greed.
Yet every one of us,
every day, does more harm to the planet than a platoon of "CreepyTings"
vandals. The industrial processes that fuel our material wealth are
degrading the earth. Whatever the motivation was for this wilderness
graffiti, I take it as a prophecy, a reminder that all is not well with