Thursday, November 01, 2007

where does the crap come from?

In the most irritating scene in one of the most irritating films I've seen, I'm talkin' bout American Beauty, you've seen it too, the weird fascist teen demonstrates he is a sensitive soul by screening the girl a video he made of a plastic bag blowin' in the wind. And I agree it is true. Plastic shopping bags blow in the wind. It's not actually that beautiful, however edgily you want to try perceiving it.

In my now-daily walk round the reserve, I have marvelled about the amount of packaging rubbish I see. Some of it is still the legacy of the February 06 (or was it 05?) floods, plastic bottles stuck between rocks, etc. Since there is always never anyone in the reserve - or, two or three at one time max - most of it, eg lolly wrappers, chip bags, bits of paper, the ubiquitous bags etc - must have blown there. Are big empty parks like ours kind of vacuum cleaners for the surrounding area? Or is it just that, being a big 'empty' space, this is the only place where you see the stuff that is otherwise hidden by houses, walls, etc? We never find old chip wrappers in our back yard.

3 comments:

Blackwell said...

Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

yes, the big floods were Feb 05 not 06, as we were meant to move to Melbourne on that very day, but we postponed ... and we now DO find rubbish in our yard, thanks primarily to nearby KFC. who am I

David said...

Who are you indeed. Maybe you're the person who called me on my mobile at 2 minutes to 10 pm and asked who I was, then later sent a text designed to mollify, but I still have no idea who the caller was.