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A few years ago

A few years ago, I was living in a high rise apartment building. I was sitting on my balcony reading a book and enjoying a nice spring day.

I heard sirens coming towards me and noticed an accident at the intersection down the block.

Police, Fire, Ambulance and Tow trucks. Scurrying around. Within 10 minutes, the intersection was cleared and things were back to normal. It was as if it had never happened.

It reminded me of ants.


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