Bri Colorful

Spoonful of Soap

Posted on: April 8, 2010

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – snap– the job’s a game!

It still needs a little “cleaning up”, but here’s the unedited title and first paragraph of my essay. I figure when you really have no desire to be in a class and are forced to write a paper you care very little about, why not have some fun with it? 🙂 I’m not even sure this teacher reads what we write before he slaps a grade on it anyways, and this way, I don’t dread writing it so much. Enjoy!

Bubble Bursting History:

An Examination of the Environmental Impact of Laundry Soap Through the Ages

It has been said that cleanliness is next to godliness. Thus by extending this analogy we find that in today’s world, the means by which we clean are our idols. We bring them into our home and daily worship our unblemished god by purging, sanitizing, refining, and filling our own dwellings with fragrance. But what is this idol that we bring into our homes, so near to us and our loved ones?  What exactly is the substance with which we wash the clothes that lie to near so our skin, the very sheets we sleep on, and even the curtains that shutter out the rest of the fallen world?  What are its “unintended” or unknown effects on us or our environment? What are the dirty secrets of its dark past? What do its manufactures not want you to know? Continue reading and together we will discover the elusive history and environmental impacts of laundry detergent.


6 Responses to "Spoonful of Soap"

I like it! It captured my attention and leaves me wanting to know more about laundry detergent. No, I’m being honest. (Of course, my love for homemaking helps.) Chin up. To quote a sign I saw on the side of the road this week “The end is near.” Just a few more weeks, my friend!

Love you!

That is very clever, Bri. I think that writing is all about finding your creative outlet. You sure have found yours. : )

Oh. So Ivory Ghost lost. Well, my grief lasted a nano-secord because THIS is so wonderful!

Thanks everyone! I ended up with a B on the paper. Not too bad. 🙂

THat is hysterical bri,
remindes me of the essay in the WASL where I wrote that we should be aloud to jump off the roof (and ended up 99th percentile 😉
You do a good job of catching my attention and adding suspense. If this was in a newspaper I’d read it just cuz its so unexpected. What? Soap can have a dirty past? Wait-whats wrong with it? Am I poisoning my kids?! That sort of thing. GOod sense of suspense

WHereas I’d probably ignore it because it sounds like utter-nonsense. 😀 LOL, jk

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