Yesterday morning as I emerged from the surf following my swim workout I saw a seagull trying to ingest a half-split blue racket ball. The scene was eerie, like something out of Hitchock's "The Birds." I chased the gull off and recovered the object to throw into my growing collection of #PlasticSpecies body parts.
How is it that today, even the birds think of pollution as possible food? What kind of twisted, nuclear food web has our convenience-driven society created? Is this the new norm? Birds must now scavenge through plastic, rubber & discarded styrofoam cups along our shores for natural sustinance. While on the surface, the South Bay shores appear to be suspended in everlasting tranquility, but upon closer inspection, a plastic pollution epidemic is everywhere; tangled amongst the sea-driven kelp, carelessly discarded along the beach, and those F*%#*g mylar birthday balloons!!!! EVERY DAY i see those damn death traps. I once swam head first into one, nearly giving myself a heart attack. I couldn't breathe as it suctioned its alien body over my airways. Clawing it away from my mouth in horrified panic, I gasped for precious oxygen. That moment has stayed with me. I feel for those beautiful, innocent animals that suffer a cruel death by our hands. We all have a hand in the current state of affairs. Not one of us is seperate from the whole. But the great thing is: we all have a choice for the future. WE CAN -
RISE ABOVE PLASTICS !