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Forest Haven (Laurel, MD) | a black day

Forest Haven (Laurel, MD) | a black day - Forest Haven
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"When the low heavy sky weighs like a lid
Upon the spirit aching for the light
And all the wide horizon's line is hid
By a black day sadder than any night
. . . . . . . .
And hearses without drum or instrument,
File slowly through my soul; crushed, sorrowful,
Weeps Hope, and Grief, fierce and omnipotent,
Plants his black banner on my drooping skull."

- Goethe


The abandoned Forest Haven Developmental Center in Laurel, MD. Image and unattributed text by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America.

If you'd like to learn more about this location, it is a featured chapter in the new Abandoned America book Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online booksellers across the globe. If you'd like a signed copy you can get one here.