Sunday, February 02, 2020


the grocery counter
a moment of reflection -
crisp brown-paper-bags

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Magaly Guerrero said...

One moment of reflection towards change, towards better, towards cleaner... So much to think (and hope for) in a moment.

Yvonne Osborne said...

I always liked those crisp brown paper bags. Now they hide them under the counter.

indybev said...

I used my own environmental bags for some time, but now I pick up my phoned-in grocery order and they bag everything in plastic bags again. Grrr I've complained to my grocer!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Magaly


Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Yvonne


Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Bev


ZQ said...

Great visual for me.

Old Egg said...

They sure beat plastic! I sometimes use paper mushroom bags to put my veg and fruit in!

Revived Writer said...

Nice, tiny moments becoming profound.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Today I was struck by your blog's sub-title, particularly the phrase, 'the simple talent of appreciation...' Was it always there and I've only just noticed? Anyway, it seems to me an important thing to do, for oneself and others – at any time, and particularly during world events that seem so fearful. Thank you!

And this particular example gives me pleasure in many ways.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by ZQ


Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Robin


Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by RV


Gillena Cox said...

As yes, it was there from the origin. Glad it sparked your interest today
Thanks for dropping by Rosemary


Joel (@Stranded Tree) said...

We re-used those brown bags for other things: crafts as a kid, masks in our imaginary worlds and even wrapping paper. You can't do that with plastic bags.

Gillena Cox said...

Those bags were so good, i want them back
Thanks for dropping by Joel


Marja said...

Nice haiku Plastic bags are banned here so we get now everywhere those crispy brown papery bags

rallentanda said...

Brown Paper bags are aesthetically pleasing. When I was a student I knew an artist who wallpapered her room with brown paper. Looked fabulous. It got featured in a magazine.

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful sumi sketch of paper bag and sweet haiku ~ ^_^

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C. Sandlin said...

This feels relaxing; a wonderful breath in the middle of a busy day.

Gillena Cox said...

So nice, happy you dropped by Marja


Gillena Cox said...

Wow, that sounds very interesting. Thanks for dropping by Rall


Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Carol


Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for yohr appreciation Chrissa


Myrna R. said...

Sorry I didn't make it on Sunday. But glad to be here now to read your lovely haiku. I get those paper bags sometimes when I forget to bring the reusable ones to the grocery store. They do remind me of times past.

Thotpurge said...

We take our own bags wherever we go to shop. But I agree with Bev- when we order groceries online it comes in so much plastic, it cancels out every good intention. This is an unwinnable battle!

Khaya Ronkainen said...

Where else to reflect, these days with environmental issues, than at the grocery counter! A short and important reminder. Wishing a lovely day. :)

Reading Pleasure said...

Brown paper bags means so many things. Like pay day in some years gone by.

Adelaide said...

Good-bye plastic

My girls used to decorate them for reuse when living abroad


Adelaide said...

Good-bye plastic

My girls used to decorate the brown bags and I would use them again. This was when living abroad and I had to pay for each paper bag. Took the US a long time to do the same.


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