|Hi hullabaloo22 , this piece is written at a time when the earth has been able to take a breather. Mankind has been forced to hide away for a while, to stop the continuous abuse of our planet. This has given our rivers and air time to recover just a little. Unfortunately for the earth and the animals this won’t last and the air will once again be full of fumes from our cars, aircraft and factories.
I liked how you personified the lake in this story, you managed to perfectly convey its antagonism toward the perpetrators who had destroyed the health and beauty of this body of water.
The same thing is happening to our oceans. We are only recently being made aware of how much rubbish and plastic is in the water, killing our sea creatures. We, ourselves are consuming micro plastics into our bodies at a alarming rate which surely must have alarming effects on our health.
Picturesque was a great title for the piece for even if a river, lake or stretch of countryside can be called picturesque underneath the surface unseen damage can be taking place.
As you so aptly stated, the natural world can manage to keep its dirty secrets hidden until it one day it simply can’t any longer.
The tsunami of water, mud, diseases and pollution which engulfs the neighbourhood came as a surprise, nature had its revenge.
I enjoyed reading this, thank you for sharing.