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Sorry! But I have to call it quits!

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It’s time we call it quits. I have come to realize that there is nothing more in this relationship for me. Though you have stood by me in thick and thin, quenched my thirst, appeased by hunger, helped me in many ways yet, I know I am being selfish when I have to break up with you. It’s just that doing this is for the greater good of all!  Making inroads into all aspects of my life, you seem to be stalking me like a shadow. While your intention is all good, you are making my life toxic. Both, my home and I are beginning to choke under your excessive interference.

I know it’ll take me a while to come out of your influence, but I am sure it will help me breathe freely and connect back to my roots. It was good while it lasted. But sorry mate, I have to bid adieu to you, Mr. PLASTIC!!

I am sure all of us are aware that plastic takes hundreds of years to degrade and is literally choking our earth. Let’s switch to alternate options and ban plastic from our life as far as possible.

toxic relationship

choking us to a slow death

flush out and move on

embrace natural options

enliven environment!

( A Tanka)

 

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58 comments on “Sorry! But I have to call it quits!

  1. Miriam Hurdle
    June 8, 2018

    I was guessing all along and didn’t expect such an ending. Very intriguing. I agree with you. I use recyclable bags for shopping. Portland, Oregon where my daughter is, use paper bags and use biodegradable bags for scraps of food. Very small percentage of use of plastic bags. Plastic is damaging the ocean and sea life.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 8, 2018

      Wonderful to hear that Miriam. If each of us do our bit and influence a few others to follow, I am sure collectively it will have a very positive impact.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Miriam Hurdle
        June 8, 2018

        Yes, you’re right, Radhika. I stopped buying helium balloon for any celebrations.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Asha Seth
    June 8, 2018

    Right you are.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Isha Garg
    June 8, 2018

    Oh my for a moment I thought you were talking about blogging! 😱 Phew!
    This was a creative and superb write, Radhika. Definitely the need of the hour.. ❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ruchisvegkitchen
    June 8, 2018

    Lovely write up… Hats off to your skill for creativity and writting

    Liked by 1 person

  5. strong message conveyed Radhika with twist and turnd and filled with full of surprises

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  6. Infinite Living
    June 8, 2018

    How you began the post was very interesting and I got very curious, as I was sure you will lead to something very meaningful – and you did!! Lovely post 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Kurian
    June 8, 2018

    Beautifully written Radhika.
    But an end is a new beginning

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  8. SoundFlyer
    June 8, 2018

    Interesting reflection – spiegel im spiegel – let’s be rid of plastic… and plastic relationships.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. delphini510
    June 8, 2018

    Radhika, this is written in a way to have us all in suspense. Beautifully done.
    Your message at the end became so much stronger.
    Like many of the respondents I also use Paper shopping bags and biodegradable plastic bags for food.
    Amazingly though, factories still wrap their produce in plastic.

    It is a huge industry and change to other material is taking place but in many cases this has meant new and expensive machinery. Meanwhile we can each one do our bit.
    miriam

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 8, 2018

      Thanks Miriam for sharing your inputs on this. I agree that there is still rampant use of plastic by factories and other big establishments. A wave of change has been initiated across the world on the hazards of plastic. It is upto each of us to support this. It gladdens my heart that many like you have already moved to paper and cloth bags, we need to get more people to do so.

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  10. Shantanu Baruah
    June 8, 2018

    I love this. I read it with a person in mind and I see plastic at the end. Beautiful and clever

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  11. vishalbheeroo
    June 8, 2018

    haha thought it was about relationship. You have conveyed a strong message on the use or uselessness of plastics destroying the environment. Paper bags are way better.

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  12. Wai Mei
    June 9, 2018

    Not matter how much I try to minimize my use of plastic, it seems like it’s everywhere: items that are meant to be thrown away, film wrapped around veggies at the grocery store, packaging around toiletries and other essential items, etc. It’s ubiquitous enough to seem impossible to get rid of!

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 9, 2018

      Absolutely Wai! Plastic has invaded into all aspects of our life. The sooner people are aware of this hazard the better it is for our planet. We definitely need to take adequate steps to ensure we become a plastic free planet before it is too late! Thanks so much sharing your views here🙂

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  13. balroop2013
    June 9, 2018

    Here, in California, nobody leaves the house without a shopping bag or you have to pay for the paper bags you get with the grocery but what about the packages, which are still using plastic…the shampoo bottles and many such things that are packed in plastics? When I was a child, there was no plastic anywhere as everything was packed in glass bottles, bathrooms had metal tubs or pails and people carried their own grocery bags. Plastic boom hit the markets in late 70s and it might take a century for the plastic we have dumped, to degrade!
    Thanks for highlighting the issue Radhika.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 9, 2018

      Balroop, in India too one has to pay for plastic bags at shops, but people don’t mind parting with a few rupees. But at the same time I have seen quite a few who carry their own bags, water bottles etc. People do realise the harm we are causing to the environment and the dire state of planet we will leave behind for our children. Now it is time to speed up this momentum of change!

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  14. radhikasreflection
    June 10, 2018

    👍🙂

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  15. Moushmi Radhanpara
    June 10, 2018

    You are absolutely right Radhika.

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  16. calmkate
    June 10, 2018

    totally agree with this really well written post, let’s all do it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      June 10, 2018

      Thanks Kate and yes it’s time we wake up and take steps to initiate this change!

      Liked by 1 person

      • calmkate
        June 10, 2018

        absolutely, it’s way out of hand and if we all make more effort we can be the change we need 🙂

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  17. Shilpa Nairy
    June 11, 2018

    Lovely post Radhika. Initially I thought you are talking about blogging! Thank God, its plastic!! Very creative!!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Wonderful, how interestingly you delivered a public message ma’am. You are very creative and powerful writer. My best wishes for this message to be published in newspaper or magazine.

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  19. iScriblr
    June 13, 2018

    So right! A much needed “break up!”🙋

    Liked by 1 person

  20. boundlessblessingsblog
    June 13, 2018

    Hahahaha so cute and a perfect write up to our Mr. Plastic. Our environment is getting choked up and you have said it so well. Great post, Radhika.

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  21. thewritewomanblog
    June 25, 2018

    The children at school went on a beach cleaning drive and they were amazed at the quantity of plastic they retrieved. It is high time we all get down onsite and inspect the damage that our ‘convenience’ has caused to our home.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 25, 2018

      Yes Pranitha. Unless we change our ways, our home is going to choke soon. It is encouraging though to see that awareness about this hazard has set in and people have started initiating a change in their lifestyle to say no to plastic.

      Liked by 1 person

      • thewritewomanblog
        July 15, 2018

        Yes! I am glad to say that having read your post and many others that are circulated by social media and Whatsapp, I have slowly decided to give it up too. We need to start somewhere and thank you for the reminder, Radhika.

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      • radhikasreflection
        July 15, 2018

        🙏🙏

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  22. Sifar
    July 8, 2018

    Omg the title gave me a lump in the throat!!! 😂😂
    Do you know Maharashtra has banned all the plastic!!!!! I am so happy with the decision!!! It’s getting banned in UP as well from 15th july!!’ I really hope it’s implemented strictly

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