Winter Bare

Winter Bare
Bare Stare and totally relaxed!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Footnote: Footprints

Friday Footnote: Footprints 

Most all of us appreciate a day (or longer) at a clothing-optional or nude beach. Time for ourselves and our friends, spent away from our normal environment and frolicking freely in the sun, surf and most importantly, away from our jobs. True leisure time with no schedule to follow and no expectations except those that we impose on ourselves. 

No matter if we actually live in a beach community or if we have to travel to get there, we are usually grateful for both the destination itself and for the opportunity to be socially bare with our friends. Part of this pleasure is the welcoming and pristine shoreline that borders the body of water where we hope to spend much of our time

All of this joy changes if, upon arrival, we discover the beach littered with trash, discarded food and broken glass. Leftover debris from those who visited here before us and lacked the decency to clean-up after themselves. Didn't anyone bother to teach them the concept of responsibility? Apparently not.  

The use of public (shared) space is accessible for all to enjoy. That's why it is public. While using it we are obligated to clean up after our use and to discard all unwanted items in an appropriate recepticle upon leaving. This obligation is not something that is to be left as a task for others. Groundskeepers and maintenance staff have other duties that must be performed daily. Their overall mission is the upkeep and maintenance of the entire property, not individual refuse service. They are not our private domestic help. Our garbage is just that: ours.  

It is our responsibility to clean up after ourselves. We brought the items with us when we arrived at the beach. We carried them from our source of transportation to the beach. Common sense is it is our obligation to properly dispose of any debris we no longer need.

The only evidence that we should ever leave of our beach outing are our footprints on the sand. 

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Bare With Pride

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