Disgust

August 30, 2015

Morgan Run trees with sunlight

Copyright 2015 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

In a world with so many choices for what to read, I am not at all sure why anyone would read a post entitled “Disgust”.  However, that word summarizes my feeling after this morning’s walk.  “Outrage” would be another.

Broken bottle atop a concrete podium at Morgan Run

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I went back to Morgan Run, which is a place I usually find quite enjoyable.  Yes, there was the expected trash one finds on most Sunday mornings.

Broken beer bottle and trash bag atop concrete podium sign prohibiting alcohol at Morgan Run

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Interestingly, this morning’s rubbish was on top of the sign forbidding alcoholic beverages.  That perhaps is a message in itself.

Mis-matched flipflops at Morgan Run

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There was also the requisite collection of mis-matched, single, flip-flops.  Somewhere in the ‘verse there are a great many flip-flops looking for their mates-not at all unlike the single gloves I photographed at the close of last winter.

All of that can easily be removed.

Graffiti painted on rocks at Morgan Run

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No, the disgust comes from the graffiti that now covers the rocks.  Some of this appears to have been done with sidewalk chalk and others appear to be paint.  In either case, it will not easily come off and is quite unsightly.  In fact, if you are easily offended by profanity and some forms of trash, do not continue reading.  (Yes, this is a trigger warning.)

Expletive painted on rocks at Morgan Run

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Yes, along with the other verbiage, this expletive is now on display.  I guess it goes along with the condom floating in the water.

As I was packing to leave, two women and several young children were walking down from the parking lot, and when I advised them of the above, both made the universal disgust face.  I knew exactly how they felt.

This disregard for others and the natural world really is unacceptable.

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One Response to “Disgust”


  1. Reblogged this on morrismunenemugo and commented:
    Disgusting is not even strong enough to describe this


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