Used to be Wind

Published: Jan 06, 2021

"Hard to believe there used to be something called wind," Steve said to Uhlrick.

"Never heard of it," the younger man said, swinging from his safety cable from bolt to bolt with ease. He loosened them at three times the pace of Steve.

"That's why they built these things."

"And there's no more, so we take them down, eh." Uhlrick spoke easily and quickly while Steve was often out of breath.

Gray hair and a growing bald spot were the top of his head. The men were nearly two hundred feet above the still ocean, working from a hover platform to dismantle wind turbines that powered many thousands of homes. There were hundreds of them, for as far as they could see, which was quite far from this height.

"How long ago did this wind exist?" Uhlrick asked.

"Generation or a few. I kind of think my father's father spoke of it with a lot of emotion."