I am just going to tell myself that the guy I saw putting all his leaves in plastic garbage bags is really using them for composting. Despite them being tied at the end, I'm just going to tell myself that ...
Do I have to drive back past that house and steal them from his yard? Do I resort to this type of renegade activity?
I wrote the title as "a sigh in suburbs" because sometimes I feel like people in the city must be a little smarter than suburbanites when it comes to living organically. And I say that having lived my entire life in the burbs with a few years here and there in the city/collar suburbs. When I find a neighbor or fellow surburbanite who breaks the mold, I just want to embrace them and show them off as trophies to prove that, "Hey, we don't all drive SUVs and put chemicals on our lawns."