Repair vs. Recycle
I came across this manifesto at Open Bicycle (click it to make it larger)...It really makes you think, at least it did to me. I always feel I'm "doing my part" when I recycle (and feel guilty if I don't). But just imagine if we didn't recycle (or replace things)...we repaired them. The simplest example that comes to mind are socks...yup socks, what you where on your feet. I remember when I was a kid my mom sitting in the evening and darning our socks rather than purchase new ones. She would put an old light bulb inside it to hold it in place as she sewed...does anyone still darn socks, I wonder. When mine were out or sprout a hole it goes in the garbage or rag bin. Time, I suppose...it all boils down to time. Who today has the time to repair everything? But what is time? I say I'm so busy today...but I can only wonder how much of my busyness is self imposed...like surfing the net, flipping channels, and even maintaining this blog. Repairing things is probably a good thing...ah, but the time.