"A profound unmitigated loneliness is the only truth of life"
- R.K. Narayan

The two ladies stood by the overhanging balustrade, watching the other ladies - their friends - in adjacent balconies chewing betel nut, stroking their hairs and beckoning the men in the street below. The overcast grey sky and the grainy mosaic on walls around made it all like the canvas of a documentary movie, and these two ladies were watching it from a balcony seat.
"I had so many dreams while growing up" said the younger one, "Marry a nice man from a good family, have kids, setup a house." She wanted to say more but choked, and started sobbing.
Do we really need an environmental ethics?
"That is totally unacceptable mister," she shouted, making everyone turn towards her, "Are you a human being or not? How on Earth can you think of abandoning a child's body like that?"