For awhile now I have enjoyed the Linda Hill SoCS posts by my blogging friends but hadn’t, as of yet, been able to join the prompt parade. This will be my very first submission to the stream and I am really excited to be posting along with other blogging friends. I first heard about Linda’s blog from Dan Antion. Dan writes on his blog about all things practical, philosophical and questionable. And he is a great photographer too!
Linda’s prompt for today is -est.
I would love to introduce you to the smallest recycling friend I have ever made. The tenacity of the crusty industrialist just goes to show that all things can be reused.
This little hermit, smaller than a walnut, marched proudly in front of me on the Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica beach, no doubt showing off its nouveau styled home in front of all the other crabs. I was at once saddened by the thought of litter on a beach in that country where recycle bins and trash cans are located on nearly every corner. That sorrow was quickly replaced by a humble admiration for my little friend. We should be ashamed that Mother Nature tenaciously works to conserve all of life while we, as humans, continue to take her gifts for granted.
I do not fear for Earth’s survival. I do, however, have serious doubts about that of humankind if we don’t all make a collective effort to conserve, recycle and reuse.
Hats off to the smallest of Mother Earth’s stewards. 👏🏻