Thursday, February 28, 2013

Young lives wasted

My location: a verandah on the first floor of a small apartment building. My view: directly on the compound gate and the waste bins next to it. My observation: a young boy and girl, maybe around 10 years old. They walk on the road. They talk to our watchman. The outcome of the conversation makes them smile, cheer and jump, just like children do when they get chocolates or a toy. These two are so excited because they were allowed to take away from our WASTE! I could clearly make out that they also took one garbage bag I had disposed off just a short while ago. I can't describe what exactly I felt, but this stirred my emotions. These two poor kids full of enthusiasm and in anticipation of good findings in the waste walked of with the heavy load of a full bag of used nappies.

No comments: