Sunday, August 29, 2010

More On the Oil Spill

In the summer, 2010 issue of Vanderbilt Magazine, Gaillard offered additional reflections on the oil spill. “For some of us,” he wrote, “the stakes are first of all aesthetic. We love the pelicans and the great blue herons, the cypress trees and the white sand beaches, and that haunting, subtle beauty of the marsh. Now, suddenly, the images of oil-soaked birds and deep red stains in the sawgrass savannah are themselves enough to break people’s hearts. But the damage, of course, goes deeper than that.” For full text, click here.

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