Sunday and I was trying to find something that would be appropriate for the beginning of Summer……..much deliberation and finally settled on the perfect post for the time of year.
Home owners these days have this obsession that I never subscribed to……that is the obsession of planting, watering, feeding, growing then mowing then the cycle starts all over again the very next week.
Why do we waste time and money on something we cannot eat?
Lawns and their care are a never ending job for the suburbanite…..to me it is a worthless endeavor…….. I never participated in the ritual…..
And now someone has finally seen what I have always seen…..
Neil Tyson often conjectures that maybe aliens have concluded humans aren’t intelligent enough to contact. He’s probably referring to our capacity for war, but lawns may display our talent for fruitless carnage even better.
Americans devote 70 hours, annually, to pushing petrol-powered spinning death blades over aggressively pointless green carpets to meet an embarrassingly destructive beauty standard based on specious homogeneity. We marvel at how verdant we manage to make our overwatered, chemical-soaked, ecologically-sterile backyards. That’s just biblically, nay, God-of-War-ishly violent.
To understand the sheer inanity of devoting 40 million acres, nearly half as much land as we set aside for our biggest crops, to an inedible carpet, we need to back up—beyond the modern lawn’s origins with a real estate family peddling the “American Dream” as Whites-only cookie-cutter suburbs—to the evolution of grass.
I am of the age now that I could give a crap what my neighbors think of my yard if they do not like it then cut it yourself or shut the F*ck Up!
Time to move about and enjoy the day (rain due soon)…please do the same….be well, be safe….chuq