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Garbage on the Hill - Fall Version

November 01, 2005

Oh wonderful fall... to wear a warm coat with a pretty scarf. Hat weather, my favorite. Cool breezes, a zen moment with some falling leaves. Cinder and cider in the air.

This morning I'm totally digging that walk up the hill, taking in the fresh air and the occasional bursts of exhaust fumes when I notice something. In amidst the spectrum of fallen leaves, I see all the colors of the rainbow: first, I notice the range of changing leaves on the landscape, the different colored houses to my right, the bright blue sky.

Then I zoom in to see the closer details: crushed red McDonald's french fries boxes, yellow slim jims wrappers, blue pepsi labels, yellow and red Wendy's nuggets boxes, the sparkling shimmer of an abandoned water bottles, the pretty pink of an empty package of Strawberry blunts, and, most strangely, an empty box of choreboy kitchen scrubbies. Add to the mix all those yucky cigarette butts peppering the sidewalks and, gee, Seton Hill ain't so pretty, after all.

What's up with this? Do people just toss garbage out the windows of their cars as they chug along? And what's wrong with waiting until you get home or somewhere with a garbage can to dispose of this waste? How sad... another tragic fall. I'm waiting for winter with frosted cake wrappers and snowy coffee cups. Joy.

Moira at 12:45 PM :: Comments (4) :: ::
Comments:

Moira,

We should pick garbage up in linguistics to decode the morphemes....or to see the language fueled messages of advertising....haha

Talk to you soon!!!!

Posted by: Katie at November 1, 2005 09:42 PM

Katie, my dear, that is a fabulous idea. Let's do it! ;c)

Posted by: moira at November 3, 2005 03:18 PM

It's amazing what you encounter on a walk up the hill. Great entry! And I love your blog.

Posted by: NancyGregg at November 7, 2005 02:13 PM

Yikes. Litter deeply saddens me. I hate that people just don't seem to care. The most disgusting part about fall litter, though, is the sogginess that the things take on. Ewww.

Posted by: Karissa at November 10, 2005 12:29 PM
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