Ben Winch, Ocean Shores
It’s hard to know what to say to the people who destroyed a section of the dunes at South Golden Beach with axe, saw and spraycan (painting the initials ‘S.G.B.’ plus some four-letter words on what trees they left standing).
Knowing that rebellion feeds on adversity, I won’t get angry. Instead I feel sorry, for the many people who will miss what was one of the only cool, grassy spots along that stretch of beach, but most of all for you.
If you think there’s pride in this, there’s not. If you think it makes you cool or tough, think again. It’s the opposite of the warrior spirit, which is to defend and to protect, not to destroy.
My advice? Get out of Ocean Shores. If life here has made you sink this low there’s no point in staying. Be a man. Take courage. Move on.