When plastic made its foray into daily life in the 1950s, it was billed as the liberation to an existence constrained by household drudgery. Plates could be tossed instead of washed; coffee could be chugged on the go and then chucked into a rubbish bin; and frozen TV dinners could be stripped of their plastic wrap and popped in the oven at a moment’s notice.
Yet, every time I biked by, I could see from the overflowing abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that the plants couldn't care in the least about their surroundings. Tomatoes, corn, kale, cabbage, strawberry vines and artichokes pushed their way through and even up and over the chain-link fence. And every few months, I would pass by and see that the bulk of the crops had been recently harvested, with seedlings for the next season carefully rotated in and planted in tidy rows.
Sometimes when I’m up at night thinking about the inexorable alteration of the human existence since my own childhood and in the mere 150 years since America’s Industrial Revolution (yup, this is my brain not on drugs), what haunts me most is this: My two little girls -- and entire generations of human beings -- are now growing up without seeing the stars.
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Well done @mixblendr. Thank you for being brave enough to write this piece.
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