As one of 16 possible areas of conflict in any relationship, I would assume that eating differences would hinge around what and when. I would never presume that quantity would be anyone’s business other than the person eating. I once had a partner who declared “If you gain five more pounds I’m leaving!” …so I did. Thankfully he was true to his word. I’ve never enjoyed obsessing over either eating or not eating. If I could be a breatharian I would. It would afford me more time to pursue so many other activities.    Although I have found pleasure in both cooking and consuming over the years, I’ve found my body demands less with age. It runs better on lighter fare,and so I am heading into vegetarianism. I have always admired vegetarians. Since the first publication of Frances Moore Lappe’s: Diet for a Small Planet, I have agreed it is the most economically resourceful diet a person could follow. My body just never seemed to function well on that regimen until my senior years began creeping closer. Morally and ethically I’ve always agreed that if we could survive without killing any species we should, but the word ANY is where I differentiate. To me, plants are people too, and since becoming a fruitarian (taking only what the plants freely offer: which is fruit/nut or seed ) is beyond my capability, that levels the playing field for individual choice in my mind. I can only hope that the world of vegetarianism will offer the chance to participate in more activities of shared love and joy, whether  actually growing or gathering organic ingredients,exploring the art of it’s cooking, or simply bringing to the table those involvements as part of who I am. To each his own. 🙂


About dreamingmoon

I, Aurora Dreaming Moon am a Dreamer, Sister, Lover, Mother, Grandmother and sometime Writer, Poet, Artist, Musician...who at the age of 11 made my first conscious choice to seek the path of Truth by throwing a yarrow stick reading for my youthfully petulant demand of : "Tell me the purpose of life now or I'm out of here !" The spirits in all their wisdom and humour responded in kind with the complete changing hexagram : Ch'ien to K'un which I interpreted to mean "...a complete understanding of the universe ". Thus appropriately chastised, though laughingly mollified and defeated in my attempt at an easy way out, I was lovingly set back on this never ending journey we call life. I am still trying to accomplish my assignment :) What you'll find in these blogs are just sharings of some of my most heartfelt experiences along the way. May they be of service to all reader pilgrims who cross this path.
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