Digging in an old chest in the attic
I came upon some items of a bygone era:
a dozen linen handkerchiefs
a straight razor with soap mug and brush
a bag of carefully folded dust rags
a clothing brush.
I don’t know when these items became obsolete
but every time I throw away a paper tissue
a plastic razor or the accompanying can of foam
or a treated cleaning tissue,
I think we have lost something fine
and replaced it with a lot of garbage.