Photo by Elana Ford
Yesterday was Earth Day which got us thinking about your mom.
Your mom is so Berkeley...
…She planted a tree when you were born to account for your carbon offsets.
…she used all paper bags until they were tissue paper thin
…when friends came over she'd invite them to put on gloves and stick their full arms into the center of the compost pile to feel the extreme heat.
…You got gloves? I don’t remember getting gloves.
…whenever she sees a bathtub, toilet tank or road barricade, she wants to make a flower planter out of it.
…whenever she has to "take a number", she brings home the little slip of paper from the store to recycle it.
…she goes thru the trash to double check that no recycleables made it into the garbage
…you had a compost long before the city of Berkeley started collecting it and she still uses that because she wants to have her own dirt for your front yard
…she uses the excess shower water to water her plants
...not only is every day Earth Day, every day is also Indigenous Peoples Day and 4/20.
May I add a twist? My son and his friends were so Berkeley, the first time they snuck a beer, they put the cans in the recycling. What Berkeley adult drinks Foster's?ReplyDelete