I saw a tree fall. The little bit of forest by my house is being cleared out. No more loud chirping in the morning. No more deer walking across the driveway.

It didn’t even look real. I was in disbelief, really. To me, it was as if someone had added in the tree as some kind of special effects. Like all the birds flying around in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” (Now that was fakey.) Weird.

Now I can see the roof-tops of houses in the nearest neighborhood, and I don’t think I like it.