As I look down at my computer keyboard, I see three little seeds between the keys. I also see some fuzz, dust and tiny little crumbs. I never thought much about it before, but crumbs and dregs that we leave around are supporting whole groups of organisms. And not just organisms, but maybe societies and cultures.
We know that some of our leftovers support mold in the fridge, on the counters, and in dark drawers. Alien arms reach out of potatoes trying to find a way to the light or to the dirt. The moldy bits and hidden crumbs support small bugs, which in turn support larger organisms. This is the circle of life.
The thing is, if we dust and vacuum and wipe down and disinfect, we constantly do away with the building up of these societies and cultures and towns and cities. I'm afraid that all these minor, tiny living things have to go the way of all flesh--down the tubes, in the trash, to the dump. They are killed are the day long. From my personal opinion as a giant in the land, I say that's not all bad.