I adore the profusion of sunflowers at our community garden!
I have a little extra time on my hands this weekend,
since I don't have any homework. I am happy to work on
some older projects that have been piling up. And I'm
reading some old blog posts that I've set aside in my
blog reader because they were just too long to read at
the time. And I wanted to be able to really think about
World Peace Diet: A Golden Key to Effective Animal Advocacy
This is a spiritual vegan blog that I keep up with, and
this (very long!) post has given me some encouragement.
I've been vegan for 12 years now, but I have yet to
convince the people closest to me -- my significant other,
my parents, my brother -- to join me in veganism.
When I think about it, this makes me incredibly sad...
because I love being vegan, it is the best thing in the
world, and I want to share the awesomeness that is veganism
with my loved ones!
As a vegan, I am an expression of love in this world...
[and] I am here to plant seeds.
And by far the most successful, joy-producing, and
fulfilling way to plant the seeds of kindness, mercy,
and freedom that are the core of veganism, is to live
and embody these qualities authentically in my
relationships and interactions with others. We
communicate with our presence and gestures far more
than with concepts and theories. Perhaps it can come
through our writing as well.