I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Ann Wuehler is a writer and playwright who taught in China for two years, and she has stories. Oh yes, she does. Her works include the short-story collection Oregon Gothic and the novel House on Clark Boulevard. She lives in Vale, Oregon.
I will tell you this: If there is a God, he does not live in a slaughterhouse. That much I know. I hope the God everyone argues over so viciously is not looking out of those dead, glazed pupils, asking us to see him finally.