"The sharp knife of a short life

I've had just enough time..."

- "If I Die Young" The Band Perry

I see Beauty in many things. And like the ghosts that only speak to you if you notice them, they tell me wondrous tales. With my camera and my thoughts, I captured these as faithfully as I can to share with you. And by doing so, they gave me the reasons. And though the thousand reasons may not all be sweet and some indeed bitter; they are still reasons to live. Come to think about it, that is Life, isn't it?

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Plastic Bags Have Their Say

I've had just enough time to...   witness the life cycle of the plastic bags

Taken on morning on the way to work

Three packets of plastic drinks with straws sticking out
Standing proudly basked by the morning light
Held up by half-consumed content
Near a monsoon drain cover
Where they were discarded
From a vehicle
Days before

It speaks a lot about the person who did that
It speaks a lot about the culture of that society
It speaks a lot about the management of the city
It speaks a lot about the problem of the country
It speaks a lot about the state of the planet
All in deafening silence


The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary


  1. A 1000 Reasons
    On the way to work one day, my car stopped at the traffic light. Whenever this happened, I will look around for interesting things to observe. If you look, you never know what you may find. That day, I saw a few packets of drinks that were already consumed irresponsibly discarded and landed near the cover of a monsoon drain. As this is part of the highway, they must have been thrown out from a vehicle. It upsets me how some people abused the environment and the plastic bags are one of the main culprits of pollution. I wished all government will ban it no matter how convenient they are. We survived without them before and we will do so again without them. But with them destroying Nature, I wonder how long it will be before they destroy us if we encourage its use all for the sake of convenience.

    Sad to see how many people wrecklessly throw away their waste. Yes..plastic is a major problem. Very well done.
    This photo was invited and added to the Written Pages group.

    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

    ★ΞSSΞ®®Ξ added this photo to his favorites.
    still a big problem here in Italy


  2. ineedathis
    Unfortunately some people are just slobs, although our beach is very clean once in while I will see a can of empty beer, btw the trash cans are all along the boardwalk,
    Great reporting Thou, the world need to be waken before its to late,
    have a great night.

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    henrhyde (gill)
    So sad --so lazy --so thoughtless---so little love for Nature.
    The world must change .
    Educate the people about this ----before it is too late.
    Well said Thou - San

    october blue
    Excellent work . All of us see such sights, and try to ignore them and go on down the road . You have the thoughtfulness to photograph the image...and reflect on the scourge of litter and plastic bags. It would take so little effort for people to dispose of their trash properly ...I wonderful why they are so lazy ? The mockumentary was excellent as well ....how awful that this huge area of the Pacific Ocean has become so filled with litter. Thanks for your excellent reporting and raising our awareness.

    ★♥♥Ever-Green Veronica♥♥ added this photo to her favorites.
    Thank you so much Dear Thou...............for your kind words and sensibility.... oh yes life has many many faces... not always smooth and happy.... ☺☻

    ♥♥Ever-Green Veronica♥♥
    Hello Dear Thou.... nice photo.... looks so familiar.... I also get fed up when I see these well mannered people behave as you report.....................
    I think this behaviour has become a global-way-of-living.......of some bad mannered persons..... I would have kicked my son's backside if I had ever seen or found him doing something wrong ... but luckily he is like us and lives in respect ....
    Thank you for all and have a good day... :-)

    ★juliendu92 added this photo to his favorites.

    You said it all very well!!!!!!

    ★ho.ge and Steve Taylor (Photography) added this photo to their favorites.

    Steve Taylor (Photography)
    What a shame about the mess

    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "

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  3. Yasmin de light -
    Very well observed and captured Jimmy - and brilliant thoughts to draw our attention to the problem with plastic and the irresponsible behaviour that can come from the various levels of society . A perfect mokumentary to go with this too. Perhaps you could make a poster out of this image and your words. Wonderful and very thoughtful work as ever my friend : ))

    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

    prometheus_bd and 娜 娜☂Nana_Slowly catching up added this photo to their favorites.

    Interesting shot!! We have the same problem here too!!

    娜 娜☂Nana_Slowly catching up
    Yes ... I do not like people arbitrarily abandoned garbage !
    But this is a moral ...

    i_still_believe_in_u and soniaadammurray added this photo to their favorites.

    This is amazing.

    Angie.W. and oola neruda added this photo to their favorites.

    oola neruda
    sad... indeed...
    i've been in a variety of countries... and it is everywhere... even in the middle of the ocean!!

    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:

    Excellent observation to illustrate your public service message. That's a BIG subject, thou. Plastic bags are literally strangling the planet.

    I remember now seeing a news item on 11.11.11 regarding the number of weddings booked at our city hall too. Suspicion reigns in all cultures. As you say, no doubt to be repeated next year on 12.12.12. *~*

    ana_lee_smith and Toru Ukai/鵜養透(on/off) added this photo to their favorites.

    Toru Ukai/鵜養透(on/off)
    Incredible beauty… Yes, they say a lot.
    Thank you for visiting :)

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