Hi Birdy; waves to Pepper, UB, Grandy and Chrissy;
What beautiful words; both to me and generally. When you speak with passion and commitment, it's striking. :-)
If it's ok, I'd like to open up the Vegan issue for discussion. I looked at a Vegan lifestyle 20 yrs ago, but instead leaned more towards vegetarianism. I didn't do this as a political, lifestyle or peer driven choice, I did it for my health.
The confusion re info on carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, then digestion, protein and carbs etc, was too much so I did a trial instead of being strict or obsessive.
I had a vegan friend who helped me. She didn't push or lecture which was nice, just gently guided me when I became lost; and that's the thing Birdy - I did get lost because of choice and opinion. (There are so many out there)
All the science in the world though couldn't replicate my natural instincts; the label thing confused. Original human communities hunted, gathered and ate whatever was available so, there was no choice.
Then you read quite magnanimously; 'Yeah, and they didn't live for more than 30 yrs either! Look at us now!' Ergo, population explosion. I mean, are these geeks for real?
(See, you're not the only one who's views might be controversial. I see living for 100 yrs as offensive to the planet and our children/society. That's for another thread though..)
Sorry, I digress.
Even though I ate really well, I still didn't know if I was doing the right thing for 'my' body 'on the day'. To egg, or not to egg, that was the question. Not even info from my blood type or ancestral heritage could address this problem.
After a couple of satisfied yrs, I woke one morning craving beef. Not just any beef; a large steak. I called my friend who came over and told me to listen to my body. This sort of shocked me due to her vegan beliefs.
We talked about our bodies being instinctive and learning how to listen to its signals. I've lived by 'feel' since then, not always good either. Simple carbs (especially sugar) are the devil's food!
I'm craving a smoke as I type. I've given up btw! Ha! Who would'a thunk??? It's been a week and one day. Yay me!
Anyway, my question to you is; "Is having your own chooks who roam freely ok? Surely eating their eggs wouldn't be seen as cruel; is it? Or a beloved family cow who provides milk?'
These are the rules that confuse too. Would really appreciate your thoughts. :-)
Sorry about the long post..
Thankyou.. Sez x