I turned 51 on the first of this month. But i don't feel any different than i did on July 31st, for the most part. Or any different than i felt when i turned 30. Except for a few cracking joints in the am when i get up out of bed, my body feels pretty much the same. (Maybe i'm just delusional about that? lol) But my mind.. well.. my mind has changed A LOT. About many things! Just in the last year or so. And i've changed my mind about some things just in the last couple of months. In some ways, i think, i have more patience than i've ever had. But then there are things that make me very impatient. Not with others. With myself. I speak my mind 'nowadays' more than i ever have in my entire life. And i don't give a rat's behind if anyone agrees with me or not. I know i've written about this a couple of times here already, but i've decided to live a vegetarian/sometimes vegan lifestyle. I just don't want to eat animals anymore. Why have i come to that decision? Well, i'm not sure. But when i look into an animal's eyes lately.. whether it's one of my kitties, a friend's dog, rabbit, guinea pig.. or a pig, i just see too much. Too much expression. Too much, and yeah, this is going to sound weird, but like i said, i no longer care how weird i sound.. humanity. Yep. That's what i see. I see their minds working. I see feelings. Add to that the fact that i can no longer compartmentalize my own feelings.. and voila! .. i no longer want ham, bacon.. veal, etc. I see tofu pot pie in my future. Lots of veggie casseroles. And i feel the need to repeat myself here. I'm no one's food police. I strongly dislike being preached to.. so the last thing i want to do is subject another human to that stuff! But we humans ARE animals, and i think some of us forget that. I sometimes hear people say that animals don't feel, and i think.. what are you TALKING about. But i try to be a good girl most of the time, and i keep my mouth closed. But if i ever win the lottery, i am opening a huge farm animal sanctuary. Acres and acres of glorious land and pasture where cows, goats, lambs, pigs, can live out their lives in peace. Night before last i saw something horrifying on a facebook page of a friend of a friend. I'm not sure why i clicked on his name, but when i did.. i saw.. well.. and this likely will not be hideous to you.. but i saw roasted camel. That's right.. roasted camel. Over a roaster or whatever.. just like a pig. And everyone in the photo was smiling. And yes, i said i wouldn't preach. To each his/her own. But i admit to feeling happy that this person is not my friend. I think it was good for me to see it. It only cemented something that i know to be true about myself at 51. It was meant to be that i see it and all that. And i'll admit that i also (fleetingly) thought, before i put this out of my mind, and buried it.. karma. There's always karma. Maybe this person will someday die of a fatal camel bite. Be trampled by one? I know, i know. But remember.. i'll say pretty much anything now; to heck with the consequences! And speaking of karma.. i'm the one with the bad karma in thinking that others might suffer from camel bites just because they do something i might not agree with/like. Not nice, not nice at all. But confession is good for one's soul, right? And i put it out of my mind right away. We all have a right to eat what we choose.
Well, i've said enough for tonight i guess. Time for a delicious broccoli salad and something with tofu? And a glass of wine. Wine is definitely veg. Well, fruit. Made of grapes. Yummy! :) But i suppose this wouldn't be a post by me if i didn't include a little limerick just for fun. So here goes:
Lola Piggy is large and very pretty
She's big, she's pink, and she's not itty-bitty!
She loves to eat her veggies..
She has no undies, so they don't give her wedgies!
Lola loves to root, and gets down to the nitty-gritty!
Summer's radiant red rose beauty! This bush is right outside our front door, and blooms three times during the summer. :)
Bye for now, and i'll be back. I know.. super exciting, right? lol Have a lovely weekend..