To the person who believes this is anti-hunting, try and see the nuances, the shades of gray. As usual, Kesselheim captures those dichotomous moments of humanity, in this case our relationship with our food, particularly in a western landscape. There are many irresponsible hunters, sure, but just as likely, there are those who respectfully feed their families and neighbors, and for those folks, I am grateful. As his he. This piece is also about our relationship with death, intimate, heartbreaking, knowing that it is the one common denominator with all of us, whether game or mothers. Looking it in the face is something we so rarely do. It is an insightful, honest piece.
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