I embarked on a small adventure this morning. Looking out at the totally black sky, I had a few reservations about my plans. I can’t drive in the dark, and I was heading out early to a meeting then the pool. From there, I was to take the endless bags of underwear, socks, and other detritus that totally filled my backset to the Presbyterian Church’s homeless project. Not really trash, but the things we do not sell at the Discovery Shop.
I felt a little like Project Kaisei. The STS Kaisei sails the Pacific Ocean charting the Gyre debris field distribution and tracking the debris from the Japanese Tsunami. Unwanted debris is debris whether underwear or radioactivity from Japan. Recycling debris first, gives us a clean start.
I’m grateful that this church has an Urban Ministry that reaches out to those who don’t live warm snug lives. I was homeless for a while. My eldest daughter was homeless for a long time. Both my daughter and I were particularly repulsive in our homelessness. It would have given me great joy to have clean underwear.
Please check out the links above, think about what you can do to change the world recycling one piece of plastic or one piece of underwear at a time. It gives me joy to know that Project Kaisei offers us a start to a clean ocean while the Urban Ministries may be opening hearts and minds elsewhere.
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