You’ve probably had this experience. You’re going for an evening walk down the sidewalk or through the park and a glimmer off to the side catches your eye. You walk over and notice that someone has smashed a bottle, leaving shards of glass on the ground. A glass bottle that once served a purpose and could have even been washed and reused now lies before you in worthless pieces. And those shiny, sharp objects are not merely trash occupying the street, but possible cuts to a curious child or a barefoot teenager. They could easily end up harming someone else.
But they need not be. I once watched a man on television go along the streets, parks and riversides to gather up those pieces of glass. He would pick up brown glass, clear glass, green glass, red and blue glass and various other assortments of colors. He would then take them home and place them carefully within a framed area. Shards of glass that were once useful bottles that had become worthless, broken pieces were now made into a beautiful work of art. A creative mind had taken something that was worth nothing and made it valuable.