Like a kite with no string, it was amazing to watch. How often do you get to see an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper chase a recycling vehicle? After entertaining me, it settled on a lawn some distance away. My husband dutifully went to fetch it before it could do what litter always does – invite more.
Not to get Biblical or anything, but did you know litter begets litter begets litter, and so on? Left unattended, one piece of litter will attract others. A mess accumulates quickly from the hands of littering people.
One of our litter songs hits on the perpetuating nature of litter: “Don’t let litter linger on your lawn too long. It won’t be gone. It travels on and on . . . “
“If you let it linger on your lawn too long, then other people come and pile on and on ...”