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Like everything else, trash has its positive and negative sides: some trash can be recycled, but some can’t; some trash can be useful, but some can be toxic; some trash can be evocative and beautiful, but some can be evocative and ugly. There are two kinds of garbage that wash up on a beach, one kind we see as natural, but can be unpleasant to look at; the other is human produced garbage, and in general, it seen as unsightly and damaging to the original environment. What is important to remember is that we are guests on the planet and soiling our own home, or anybody else’s for that matter, makes living in our home dangerous and potentially fatal to us and to others around us. Yes, the planet, its inhabitants, and its environment have the ability to recover and regenerate, but that power is limited, not infinite. Garbage can be looked at as having a use if it is re-used, recycled, or other uses are found for it, but it is unlikely to be re-gifted in this way if it is randomly scattered around and if most people look at it say, “oh, how awful, someone should do something.” Reclaiming our planet is our responsibility and we should begin by being responsible with our own refuse, don’t you think?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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