Wednesday, September 06, 2006
An ordinary day in the city
Circular quay 8:30 am. You step off the ferry and walk to work while having a look at the paper you just bought. You read that Steve Irwin will be getting a state funeral. He is described as a passionate conservationist. There are photos of him mucking around with crocodiles. You reflect on how remote from the wild side of Australia your daily city life is. Round the corner, you buy your cappuccino, which comes in a foam cup. In Sydney alone, fifteen thousand of those are thrown away every day. But you don't think about it. It's just an ordinary day in the city.