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Thursday, June 30, 2016 01:01 am

Imaginary landscapes

Faithful reader Brent Hahn responded to my maunderings about natural beauty and politics, "The blossomy haw, remembered," with this reminder that the sensible person who lives in a place bereft of scenery simply makes some up.

I grew up in Springfield. and moved away, but lately I’ve been back a lot.  And I’ve decided my two favorite hills are Vinegar and Old Aristocracy.  Probably because everyone’s fine with the fact that they’re entirely imaginary.  I would also include the Indian Hills subdivision out by the fairgrounds, which is not only dead flat but has bends in the road that bend around nothing, but I don’t think it qualifies because the imaginary hills aren’t specifically named.

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