Letter: Astute observation on human tendencies

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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,

Dalton,

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