Beach Cleaning Day
Hey Steemit community,
I would like to share something with you that is close to my heart, and I believe as a community here, you are in a place to also take action to change things.
Ok so here we go, I took an early morning walk on the beach here in Puerto Morelos Mexico! What a pleasant walk, the seaweed that is currently washing up on the shore does not stink because the sun has not baked it enough yet :)
I was walking to this cool chill spot I found (pic below) and as I was walking I spotted some plastic in the seaweed, I picked it up and at that moment on the collection began. I have no freaking idea how this started but by the time I was at my chill spot I had a lot of plastic and I still wanted to clean up more.... it was a weird competitive thing with myself to see how much I can collect.
Anyway sitting at my chill spot I forgot about the plastic for a while drifted into my meditation and when I opened my eyes I saw BIG clouds in front of me, they seemed far enough, I continued writing in my Journal, then I saw a bird starting to peck between the seaweed, more birds joined shortly after. It was almost as if I was being thanked for my contribution. As I was reading my book I had this sudden burst of "move now momentum", grabbed my stuff and all the plastic that I could now put in my newly collected bag.
I got to shelter just in time, I would have looked like I have been swimming with everything I was carrying in 2 minutes. The rain came down hard, as I stood under this grass umbrella trying to make conversation in broken Spanish (with Suzanna, also caught in the downpour) I heard someone inviting me at the resort behind us to take shelter on their veranda!! What a blessing, just as it calmed enough I went over to take shelter there. Bill helped me to connect to the Wi-Fi and I could message Naomi to say I am safe during the storm.
As the storm was raging, there was some lightning and thunder with no less than 3-5 seconds between flash and sound. It was a bit scary but at the same time exhilarating! Then it started to clear, Suzanna said goodbye, I thanked my hosts Bill and Deb, then continued home bag of plastic in hand for a project :)
Everyone must have thought me crazy for carrying the rubbish I collected past every empty bin :)
Here is the picture of the art project and the cleanup afterward :)
I walked away with many plastic bottle caps, probably more than 15, a fork, toothpaste container, aluminum foil, Polystyrene cups and plates, a can and a battery and much more between all the plastic!
I challenge you do something similar, collect and make art, your art, no matter if people think its good or not. Express yourself!!
- If you wish to accept this challenge, Post in the comments below: "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!" Then post your short description with your photos.
Oh before I forget, as I was walking back 7 pelicans flew overhead in formation! It was something awesome to behold!