One could reasonably do a river cleanup on Clear Creek, resulting in "refuse" that includes a few yellow and blue paddles (I've paddled past one below the narrows at least 3 times). Strictly speaking, that's not at all ethical to keep those paddles. One could, however, go get said paddles, take them to their respective companies and see if they'd be willing to donate a few as a result. Thoughts?
On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.