Originally Posted by Delancey
I can't think of anything more un-romantic than witnessing the beauty of the sea disfigured by human detritus. I crossed the Atlantic this summer and sadly nary a day passed that I didn't see at least one unnatural object that made my eyes sore in that vast expanse of wilderness.
It could be at that least one of those objects was a message in a bottle. I can't say for certain as I did my best to ignore them, unfortunately to little effect.
I can find only saccharin sweetness in knowing the majority of respondents to this poll
would be disconcerted to wake up and find garbage on their front lawn or the dock
of their marina and that they wouldn't put said litter in it's proper place, but I suppose one man's trash is another man's treasure. To each his own.
However, I find hypocrisy in the assertion that some forms of pollution are acceptable but others are not. There is nothing romantic about garbage unless you are a rat.
You ignored all the litter you saw when crossing the Atlantic
I pick up litter all the time in my waterways area, just doing my small part. But I am a hypocrit, because I believe the message in the bottle is different from litter. And I would enjoy if one of those bottles were actually tossed in the water
with a purpose (sending a message of joy) of other than being a lazy bum.
Just my simple minded humble opinion
Oh, I wish the police would arrest those bums that keep throwing litter with coupons in my driveway every weekend, but like you say, I'll just pick it up and put it in it's proper place, just like I do when I encounter it on the water