Tuesday April 21st, 2020 Water Blog

Always ask the Question

 

Every day I take the 2 Km limit walk.

I’m lucky in that I have water and park around me.

However, I ask the question.

Why is there so much more litter now?

Perhaps because normally I would be out at work at the time, that I am now taking my walk. Perhaps by the time I get back, the Council have done an amazing job of tidying up our public spaces.

But now, under the lock down, I notice a lot of litter.

Today, I ask, why are there two coffee cups just dropped beside where the people enjoyed their chat? – perhaps a couple, siblings, husband and wife. Why drop your paper cups on the ground?

This COVID-time makes me more aware of items on the ground or in the water.

Last week I saw that cooker disposed of in the sea.

Maybe, our amazing council workers are taking care of all this mess – when we should be taking more care ourselves. This is our place.

Tomorrow is Earth Day.

This is our earth.

I love this poem Leisure, by William Henry Davies  – I think of these words very often.

 What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Lovely …

Please take time.

The bins are always close by.

This litter ends up in the sea.

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