Letter: Astute observation on human tendencies


To the editor:

Wow, Elizabeth Williams' May 30 letter to the editor ("Watching fire with guilt then admiration,") got my attention and held it. Her brief description of her discovery of and attraction to a local house fire in the community and subsequent revulsion of its magnetic pull on "looky-loos" captures the universal human tendency to be at once attracted and repulsed by a tragic event.

The ethos she reveals can be only human, and she nailed it. Thank you, Ms. Williams for sharing your astute observation that brought me to tears.

Vickie Newman,




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