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Old 12-14-2011, 10:49 AM
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For over two decades, the government dumped glass in MacK*er*richer State Park near Fort Bragg, Cal*i*for*nia at the shoreline. It took them that long to understand that glass just doesn’t disappear when you drop it into the sea. However, nature stepped in and started the cleanup. Slowly but surely, with every wave that broke onto the beach, the razor sharp shards of glass were grounded down into small pebbles of smooth and artistic glass.
How is it that Nature so often manages to turn ugliness made by civilized humans into something beautiful, once people stop trashing a place.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:21 PM
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:22 PM
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haha that's awesome, I'd still be pretty cautious walking there barefoot though
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:22 PM
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That brightens my day thanks Aurora. I was feeling down reading so many articles about destruction
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:46 PM
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All that we need to do, is to stop making it worse, and give nature a chance to catch it's breath.
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:47 PM
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Me too. I just had that article about the methane bubbles, then a study about increasing income inequality and falling lifespans in Germany, the whole Euro-"crisis" stuff, Canada going away from climate change policies and the whole Durban conference turning into a big fail and more radioactive water leaking into the Pacific in Fukushima - at these times, I am happy to see such a thing - gives me confidence that at the present in many cases it would be enough if humans stopped trashing the planet and it will recover in a beautiful way...
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That is so cool. Nature always finds a way.
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How is it that Nature so often manages to turn ugliness made by civilized humans into something beautiful, once people stop trashing a place.
Beauty is a difficult concept, as they are still bits of glass, just corroded into a more pleasant shape for touching and all that.

Then again maybe we have aesthetic preference for round forms as opposed to jagged ones, and this could possibly originate from the sensation how sharp things are painful, and pain is bad and thus not pretty.
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:10 PM
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Beauty is a difficult concept, as they are still bits of glass, just corroded into a more pleasant shape for touching and all that.

Then again maybe we have aesthetic preference for round forms as opposed to jagged ones, and this could possibly originate from the sensation how sharp things are painful, and pain is bad and thus not pretty.
The beauty in it for me is not that the glass looks pretty, I mean that's a nice plus, but the beauty is that nature has turned a polluted beach that was dangerous and uninhabitable to most macro-scopic creatures into one that is now safe, and liveable.
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"I wish I was a sacrifice but somehow still lived on"

It seems like everybody is moving forward. As if there is some final goal they can achieve and get to. I don't get it though. When I look around, it seems like I'm already there, and there is nothing left to do.

"You think you're so clever and classless and free, but you're still ****ing peasants as far as I can see."

I wish I could take just one hour of what I experience out in nature, wrap it in a box, put a bow on it, and start handing out to people

Nature has its own religion; gospel from the land

I know I was born and I know that I'll die; The in between is mine."
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That really improved my day, just on it's own. Thank you for posting, Aurora.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:10 AM
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I loves Nature, especially when I read stories like these <3 Next I want to hear about how whoever ordered the dumping of glass has contracted some new found incurable disease
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Just a few more decades and you'll have a nice sand beach
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:15 PM
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The beauty in it for me is not that the glass looks pretty, I mean that's a nice plus, but the beauty is that nature has turned a polluted beach that was dangerous and uninhabitable to most macro-scopic creatures into one that is now safe, and liveable.
In other words, beauty in functionality.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:16 PM
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You can see these at most beaches in small quantities, but this is interesting. Of course, it's an obvious physical process since glass is less resistant to erosion than stone, but unprecedented on such a scale, and looks nice
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