I like driving around. You
encounter so many mysteries.
Like the pathetic juxtaposition of
things I saw the other day. I was driving by a place called Boulevard Animal
Clinic. I noticed something in the middle of the road directly in front of the
clinic. It was a dead possum, obviously splattered by a vehicle.
That close, I thought. That close.
Such are the mysterious ironies of
life and death. Was the possum on the way to the clinic? Probably not. Could it
have used the clinic had it managed to crawl the fifty feet to the door. Yes.
Could it have crawled there? Not a chance. Even a light vehicle makes a possum
pop like an armadillo under a Winnebago wheel.
Saw another thing further down the
road that was mysterious in a different way. It was a vacated house with a big
sign in the entryway that said, "Private Property. No Trespassing or
So. Wouldn't camping be subsumed
under the notion of trespassing? When you trespass I don't think you have to
actually be doing any passing. Movement or actually passing through doesn't
have to be involved.
As far as I understand it, it is
your actual presence in the disputed territory that's the trespass. Like in the
updated Lord's Prayer where we ask for forgiveness of our trespasses and for
those who trespass against us. It's a violation, not a passing through thing.
So if you're camping on said
property you're most definitely also violating the law by trespassing. Maybe
the signmakers figure potential trespassers are too numb from their brown bag
dinner to read the big word "trespass" and will recognize the word
Question: If you violate someone's
air space by breaking wind, is that a trespass too?