To a child riding in a car
everything is bigger
Those giant power lines
were steel Superheros on massive steroids.
Or something terrifying from outer space!
Imagine these things taking over the world
Walking slowly from right to left
Shaking the ground beneath them
Destroying everything in their path.
Crushing your house with one steel foot.
“Grandma! Is she okay?”
“I’m afraid she’s slime now, son.”
It becomes an adventure.
You wish you had brought your Star Trek Phaser gun.
You’d blast them all to smithereens.
The miles of huge billboards out in a field.
Advertising juicy hamburgers big enough for these tower monsters
An hour’s drive to a kid feels like a trip to another planet.
Everything was so much bigger back then.
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