Meant to put up a longer weekend post yesterday but the day faded and I got lost in Zack Snyder's Justice League instead (review should be appearing here some time before summer - along with an overdue queue of around a hundred others) and forgot all about the auction items I was about to put up too just before a particular rebate code I'd been hoping to use expired.
The main motive of said planned post is above though, in the digital poster that Kusträddarna sent out this year, in conjunction to the Håll Sverige Rent movement, which I'm typing all in Swedish so y'all who actually have some knowledge thereof feel special about being able to partake in the implications of this before the main international audience... but basically it's a garbage harvesting scheme. A partially state-financed regimen where they send out free bags (various shapes and sizes), free gloves, and a written card for inspiration in a push to get people out to whatever shores they're nearest to and make a brave attempt to rid them of all these plastics that perpetual polluting persons are continually planting there.
Why does anyone just throw stuff away? Don't they care about these microplastics leaching into the ground and getting into their bloodstream via our water supply? Don't they care about the animals that choke on or get strangled by these artificial substances and die, knowing no better? Do they intentionally take the role of the great villain, in this world where we could be managing to build something good if there weren't so many hellbent on just breaking it all down, and making things shittier and harder for the rest of us in their venomous apathy and/or potential bitterness over how life didn't turn out worthwhile for them - so why should any of us have a future?!
Did that baby penguin ever do anything to you, huh? That you would provide it with a slow and agonizing death?
I'm just throwing out some theories as to why it is how it is here... and beckoning to whatever conscience peeps may have. If you happen to be throwing this kind of stuff around. Why? I do get why you might, but I don't think you get the consequences. Take responsibility. You'll feel better. We'll be better. The world will be a brighter place tomorrow. That our leaders are total idiots and asshats not befit to beckon us into this new age of prospering and goodness is no excuse. Let us be their role models.
So anyway, we headed out for a little trash-gathering adventure Saturday noon, managed to fill two full garbage bags on our trials, passed by a construction dumpster on the way home that seemed ideal for harboring said waste, and came home - content with our bidding - just as dark clouds drew overhead and the rain started pattering outside.
The timing was so perfect, and the sun was fierce before it, and the wind non-existent. Couldn't have asked for better weather.
Then come Sunday, I felt kind of under the weather and not fit to do much at all, and so the weekend passed by with some dues left undone and now I'm back at work and stressing again but... we did something. Had a lot of phone calls too. Unusual cool.
Happy Monday y'all.