So… no kiss, Finn somehow being the good guy for forcing Santana to come out of the closet repeatedly, and Santana’s solo being somehow about the football coach and Kurt wanting to get into Nyada and not about Brittana? Yeah. Cool.
What do plants eat? They eat dead animals; that’s the problem. For me that was a horrifying realization. You want to be an organic gardener, of course, so you keep reading ‘Feed the soil, feed the soil, feed the soil…’
Alright. Well what does the soil want to eat? Well, it wants manure, and it wants urine, and it wants blood meal and bone meal. And I…could not face that. I wanted my garden to be pure and death-free. It didn’t matter what I wanted: plants wanted those things; they needed those things to grow…
So, I sort of played a moral hide-and-seek in my mind. I was left with this realization that I could eat an animal directly, or I could pass an animal through a plant and then eat it, but either way there were animals involved in this process. I could not remove animals from the equation.
I had to accept on some level that there was a cycle here, and it was very ancient, and ultimately very spiritual. It was really hard for me to accept the ‘death’ part of that equation. Years. It took me years to finally face it. But there wasn’t any way out of it if I was going to grow things.
Lierre Keith, on gardening as a vegan; October 8, 2009 on Underground Wellness Radio (via weeta)
You wanted your garden to be “pure and death free”? Do you…not know how nature works? Like…at all?
I just…*headtilt* you guys, someone please tell me this is meant to be satirical? Does he go on to talk about how composting upset him because he was enslaving all of these innocent earthworms, or how he realized one day that he was letting BEES and other insects pollinate his veggies? I need explanations.
So, I’ve made some vegan adjustments to my meals for health purposes, and it is actually a lot harder to make sure you’re ‘wholly vegan’ than you’d think. I completely understand why people who do it for reasons of principle do it (for sustainability reasons, animal treatment, etc) I do applaud someone trying to be self-sustaining and vegan at the same time, but at what point does it stop? Yes soil needs nutrients from nitrogen-bearing life forms in order for plants to grow; this happens in natural circumstances all the time. At some point this just poses the question: Should it be us or them? I wish there was an easy answer.
“But when a saga popular with pre-adolescent girls peaks romantically on a night that leaves the heroine to wake up covered with bruises in the shape of her husband’s hands — and when that heroine then spends the morning explaining to her husband that she’s incredibly happy even though he injured her, and that it’s not his fault because she understands he couldn’t help it in light of the depth of his passion — that’s profoundly irresponsible.”—
Yes. That part was so deeply disturbing. The quote leaves out that SHE CANNOT ACTUALLY REMEMBER THE EVENING EITHER. Part of why I am fascinated by the idea if seeing the Breaking Dawn film is to see if they do put those sort of details in so maybe the audience that thinks this is some sort of beautiful/ideal romance or that these books are a good ideal for young women will stop and go WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE?