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Bra Burning

Monday, October 10, 2011

In Palena, trash is burned.  Here in the Foundation office / my house, we separate organic waste for the compost, and wash and save all plastic and glass containers, most of which we end up using for recycled art projects.  Paper and cardboard are in high demand for fire- building.  Good thing I produce a fair amount of paper (student work, etc.)

This means that any time I am curious, I throw trash in the fire, since that is where it will end up anyway.  Plastic bags shrivel to nothing, raw pasta takes a long time to melt, cheese practically explodes.  So when I was cleaning out my room tonight, and came across a bra I’ve had for four years and is no longer functional, I knew just what to do.

P.S. Things have been working out well with my new roommate!  In addition to crowding around the stove to take pictures of bra burning (she wanted photos, too), we have had fun cooking brown rice and stir-fries (she brought coconut milk!), shopping for produce on Saturdays (when the trucks come), and talking about Massachusetts (also her homeland).  Also she is incredibly neat and clean.  I am thrilled to fight over who does the dishes!

P.P.S. After the fabric burned, the wire stripes were revealed, and took much longer to disappear.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. m p r permalink
    Monday, October 10, 2011 9:16 pm

    love youuuuuuuuuu

  2. Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:14 am

    you’re welcome.

  3. Kate permalink
    Monday, October 17, 2011 10:48 am

    Just saw this-so great.

  4. Monday, October 17, 2011 4:24 pm

    right? thanks, kate!

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