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Similar but still sorry…

You’d be hard pressed to differentiate today’s photo from any others in my portfolio of trash, litter and junk.

I'd defy you to tell the difference between this shot and many others. It's a sorry lot. Not pretty, but a necessary evil to bear witness to the piles of junk along our paths.

I defy you to tell the difference between this shot and many others. It’s a sorry lot. Not pretty, but a necessary evil to bear witness to the piles of junk along our paths.

Monotonous in its presentation, huh?

But there is a grotesqueness in the similarity. As I stuffed piece after piece of the mess into the bag (and muttered my typical expletives ‘WTF?‘ or ‘I don’t GAS’) it occurred to me that while virtually every shot is like the one before it and the one before that, the momentary glimpse of reality is a slap in the face to anyone else who might join me if we care a smidgen about this travesty.

About Dave Bradley (260 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; one on 15 years of writing a weekly letter to my kids (plus other recipients), the other on my localized environmental responsibility. I'm a writer by trade and both endeavors are accepted practice for me. As for the letters, my adult children Ellen and Reid may have seen letters as corny at one point, but it's accepted practice for them, too, to find something in their mailbox other than bills and junk mail. Email and texting don't do a lot for me for a lot of different reasons. Snail mail has its place in the communicative world so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 'Pick Up Your Path' and the environment, I advocate what citizens can do themselves to take a direct hand in their neighborhood environment. But Pick Up Your Path is also a general environmental blog. It may be largely about litter and trash, but both of those are just one element of the total environmental picture.

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