So TenderI feel a little silly sharing this story .. but here goes anyway.
i was driving home yesterday and i was sitting at a stop light and i glanced at the large truck next to me. It was a truck of beautiful pink little piggies. There were running around in the truck and i felt this joy. Anyone who knows me knows i collect piggies.. i have a ton of stuffed animals that are piggies , i have piggy calenders , piggy banks.. all things piggies and i love the movie Babe. ... SO when i saw it and saw these cute little baby ( and they were little piggy scampering around.. i was so excited..
that was until i saw the sign on the truck.. it was MR BACON. It was like being hit with a bucket of ice and like my heart was being broken into a million piece. Yes i know pigs are killed and yes i know it happens each and everyday.
I get that people make a living doing this and it helps supply so many people with food and jobs and i am not saying that i don't understand and support this .. so please i don't want haters coming here and yelling at me for this..i completely understand that..
BUT in that moment i looked that those little creatures and my heart felt such a hurt and such a loss for their lives and i thought WHY?? why do they mean less than i do.. why do they have to go to the slaughter with out anyone mourning them..
so yes.. make fun of my tender silly heart.. but i cried most of the night .. it was like i could feel the pain of these small creatures.
in the cold of the night they were scared and alone and no one cared that they were going to lose their life.. and it hurt me deeply... then my mind went to all the children and all the people around the world that were feeling the same... alone and scared and losing their life.. and i thought maybe just maybe i was meant to experience this moment in time so that i could fully understand what it was like for the lost and lonely around the world who would die alone..
I don't know.. but i know that each night i light a candle and pray to the Divine .. the Great Spirit .. to God .. the every soul knows that they are important and they are loved.. that someone cares about them.. whether they are human or animal.. no one or nothing is every really alone.. as long as someone cares.