Mute, riven, blessed

Doyle, Brian
April 2006
High Country News;4/17/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p23
The author reflects on several cases of deaths in Oregon including ones caused by road accidents and shootings. A fifteen-year old student at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon had shot his mother and father to death and walked into school and murdered two of his schoolmates. According to the author, the places are holier than any church because it is where souls entered and left the said intricate realm. Crosses mark the spots where kinds of people have died along the roads. It was believed that these spots are places where something left the earth.


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