Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Our world. Our landfill.

Let me just start off saying, I'm furious with people right now.

Just on a normal walk down to the lake today there was boxes, a few sodas, cups, pills, shampoo, deodorant, soap,  it seemed as if someone had cleaned out their bathroom and thrown everything in a parking lot. The majority of the stuff had never been used even, it was really bizarre. But, since there's wind outside everything had been blown into trees, under leaves, in the rocks by the lake. Who knows what went into the lake. It was disgusting.
We (Abbi, my mom, and I) got lucky that there was actually garbage bags dumped out, too. So we cleaned up as much as we could and put it in the garbage.

But it left me feeling horrible. I felt like I was going to throw up I was so disgusted. So I walked back home as fast as I could, to take this picture, to write down this experience. To tell people that this is not right.
It felt like a real life Wall-E moment. It hurt my gut to see my world (not only my world, my lake and park I walk down to every day) treated so terribly.

This summer, I want to get into gardening, to get more plants out and around. Our planet doesn't deserve this kind of treatment.

1 comment:

  1. Your art is beautiful. Your feelings are so important. I share the frustration with how our earth is treated. I would like to suggest that you read a book called Green Space, Green Time: The Way of Science by Connie Barlow. It has helped me with questions about where we all come from and why we (all beings) need to relate to each other in harmony. It has an affirming message for humanity - we are here to do good and are supposed to be here despite some of the negative effects of humanity. I hope you enjoy planting this year. Planting, eating and sharing home grown food is a wonderful gift to earth.