No short story today, just some thoughts from the mind of me. Perhaps I’ll come up with another short story this week to continue the adventures of dream me, but for now I’m going with my thoughts today.
I want to be more in touch with nature. I’ve become so…tech-ized? That seeing the beauty of our worlds seems…out of reach. I think it has to do with where I live at the moment but that might just be an excuse. There are hiking trails around me and we don’t live far from New Hampshire where there are great trails. But I can’t seem to make myself go to them.
I work in an office, I come home, and immediately go to my “home office” which is my desk and computer. I find the wilderness in my video games more realistic and beautiful than the beauty in my real world. And that’s crazy! Because the real world has so much beauty to share but here I am…staring as a McDonald’s cup rolls across the street. Or I look up and see a raccoon digging through the trash that our neighbor refuses to put in a trash can. That might be why I see artificial beauty more than the beauty of the real world. Because humans treat it like one giant trash can.
Just the other day, the Mr. and I went to a local beach in New Hampshire. There was trash EVERYWHERE. I’m not just saying that. I literally mean, every where. The Mr. was laying in the sand and I had to pick a piece of plastic off of him that blew by. There were about a thousand napkins in the water and seagulls were pecking at plates covered in pizza sauce. Reflecting back on that situation it was…horrifying. I can do my best to clean up the trash that I see, but…I can’t do that for the 7 Billion people in the world.
As a human race we need to be better. The earth is our home. And we need to leave it in a better condition than when we arrived. For our children and for our children’s children. How many studies have been done on how plastic bottles are the bane of life and yet EVERYONE still uses them. They’re still being sold. I don’t understand how we’ve let our world go so, so, horribly wrong. How can someone care so little to throw their McDonalds bag out on the side of the road?
I literally can’t fathom how that is okay to someone. I would NEVER throw my trash anywhere but in the trash where it’s meant to go. I can’t understand how someone could literally care so little to just…throw their garbage away on the road. Let it be someone else’s problem. If everyone had that mindset, we’d be living in a dump. Hell…we already are.
It’s so disheartening to see what the world has become. But that being said…I’m going to do my part to make it better. I’m going to look into recycling more. Maybe look into town clean-up events. I might be one person…and you might think, how could one person possibly make a difference? Because I know it’s not just me that cares about this. There are others. Other people that might be out there thinking the same thoughts. Thinking and preparing to clean up our world. And if just one person here or there starts to get the ball rolling, who knows…maybe, just maybe…We can make a difference.
Let’s be better, Universe.
Let’s be better.