Letter: A discouraging greeting
I came to this wonderful area only six months ago to experience the beauty and welcoming environment of the Roaring Fork Valley. But recently something has taken me by surprise, and has truly broken my heart.
I also convinced my younger brother to come start a new life in the valley with me. He has been here for almost a month now and has absolutely loved everything the valley has to offer. Until purchasing a brand new car. Just two days after he bought it, he found it destroyed with key slashes.
The look on his face truly crushed me. He was not parked in a dark alley or on a dirt road, but parked behind our place of residence, Meadowood Condos, right behind the high school where all of our children go to school. I have found empty liquor bottles relentlessly thrown around the parking lot. I have had a random stranger knock on my door and ring my doorbell repeatedly at 3 a.m. Also, as many have mentioned before, there is a huge issue of repeated theft up and down the valley.
It takes a lot to make me angry. I have put a huge amount of effort into being a person I am proud of and who treats others with respect. To whoever is a part of this heartless, cynical and absurd behavior, I can only hope that one day you will find it in you to be better. I hope that one day you will realize that hurting others does not take your pain away. And I hope that one day you will find it in you to pay it forward to redeem yourself for these selfish and careless behaviors. I cannot express enough how this recent crime has truly disheartened me and has made me doubt that society will ever grow toward something positive. This valley has so much potential to be so amazing (and already is) … Can’t we all just live in peace?
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