What Do We Save and What do We Sacrifice?

Readers respond to Steve Carr’s Where We Live column of November 24

Dear Bay Weekly:

The story is beautiful. I find myself wondering how long my brother and I can hold onto our two vacant lots neither one of us wants to see developed. They are among the last lots in East Pendennis Mount. They make us land poor and may have to one day be sacrificed to pay off our debts or secure some part of our retirement.

But then, just the other morning I was reminded why we cling to them. A beautiful hawk perched high above the edge of our mini-forest. I watched him for an hour or more before rushing off to work in town. Later, I realized he was in a maple tree planted by my father many years ago when my brother and I were young.

“That reminds us that nature is important, and that we cannot live without it.”

–Jimmy Martin, Annapolis