Just a random excerpt of a conversation between me and a friend of a friend, on Facebook
Doug Williams Although I do agree Styrofoam is evil. Cardboard packaging is my nemesis.
Doug Williams With 3 kids the amount of cardboard packaging that comes through my house is ridiculous. Let’s just say they could probably name where forests used to be after my children.
“What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
Anyway, you got an XBox One for Christmas
And that new game you wanted but barely played
So I hope you’re happy.”
From “The First Drafts of TS Elliot (unpublished)”