I smell the pine trees and the peaches in the woods
I see the pinecones that fall by the highway
That's the highway that goes to the building
I pick the building that I want to live in

from Talking Heads – Don't Worry About the Government Lyrics on Rap Genius


The simultaneous beauty and convenience of America’s national parks and infrastructure is contradictory. While the roads are facilitate travel, it is necessary to destroy nature to build them. As Joni Mitchell wisely put it: “They paved paradise to put up a parking lot.”

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