Two hundred people hold a vigil for an elk. An elk. A beautiful big platter of steaks. Eternal souls are mourning the untimely death of dinner.
Vigil organizer Jim Riemersma said he wanted to give the neighborhood an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find “a little bit of closure.” The vigil was held on Mountain View Road at the site of a tree memorial and near the yard where the elk was shot.
“I know a lot of us have had a lot of anger, a lot of questions, a lot of uncertainty,” he said. “Tonight’s a celebration, a celebration of the elk. We loved him. But I think he loved us, too, because he returned to this neighborhood.”
Love. From an elk. Anger. For the ones who killed the elk. A celebration of love and anger because . . . because we need closure.
Closure–it’s the new justice. Fewer calories, less filling and absolutely FDA-approved.