…fishes die.” Yep. Yesterday it was world day without plastic bags. I am writing only now because I spent the weekend at the seaside. In Lido di Spina (Comacchio, Italy), Ferrara’s coast. The sentence that makes up the title of this article, and then continues in the text, was said to me and my partner while we were ,walking in the beach in the late afternoon. By whom? By a little girl, about 5, who was playing with the sand and who incited anyone to not throwing waste into the sea because marine creatures die. Unfortunately, the innocent plea has not always been heard. In fact, in not even two kilometers of walk, we saw so much plastic . The third most produced material in the world. Inexpensive and resistant. Too much. It takes more than 100 years to rot itself once dispersed in the environment. Very often what is thrown away it’s used very little. Think about a plastic bottle, time to drink it… and it ends up in the bin, hoping it will be the right one, where it can be recycled. But not always. In fact the sea is full of them. Do we want to listen to that little voice that seems the desire to have a cleaner world and a better future. Let’s try, it’s worth it.
It happens. You plan your holidays and an unexpected event comes out to change your plans. You make future plans and something happens that you have to change the road. You think you have been doing the same job for many years and then you find yourself leaving for a new experience. Who hasn’t happened to? To me often. I have always been convinced that events never happen by chance and that everything is useful. In a society like today’s one you have to be flexible, without being bent by events. Try to program only what is necessary. Those appointments that cannot be decided at the last minute and then let yourself be carried away by what life has in store for you. Be open to new worlds. How many of you before leaving for a pleasure trip make a scheme of what activities to do and what things to see? Is is necessary? In everyday life we already have to deal with duties and schedules. Why do you have to do it even on vacation? Try to do this: choose your destination, take a rough look at what the country offers you and what may interest you. Then take this list and … forget it! It happens naturally to me. I forget what I had set out to visit and … I discover places that no guide or site has ever mentioned. I am very social network addicted but when I’m on holiday I even forget to take pictures and post something on social networks because I lose myself observing what surrounds me and discovering details hidden from most. So be flexible, don’t get bent on unexpected events because sometimes plan B is better than plan A, and perhaps plan C too.