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From: susie (cache-rp06.proxy.aol.com)
Subject: Re: the proverbial light bulb
Date: December 28, 2002 at 3:37 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: the proverbial light bulb posted by lynn on December 28, 2002 at 3:10 pm:

Lynn:

You make reference to a sense of peace, and all I can say is "oh, yeah!" I think this committment has been long in coming, though all the work was being done beneath the level of my consciousness.

Then all it took were those few images and it was over.

I feel so much better, lighter somehow, as if a dark cloud were lifted off my spirit. I feel less divided as a human being, more whole.

As far as my family goes, as long as I make delicious food, they don't care what I serve. My children aren't big meat eaters and won't even notice, and my fiance is mature enough to respect my decision. Besides which, he watched that video with me, and I *know* he was affected by it. I have a feeling he won't be far behind me...:)

As far as the gourmet cooking goes....I just love to cook! It's funny, when people ask me "what do you love about it?" I always reply, "I love the look and the colors and the chopping and mixing...." and I realize that's VEGETABLES I was talking about! I never loved handling meat, always found it well, disgusting, but you shove that down out of awareness, don't you? Not any more!

I am happy that I can still chop vegetables to my heart's content. Luckily too, my younger son had a SEVERE lactose intolerance until he was about 5 or so, so I have learned over the years to do with nondairy items, like tofu cheeses and soymilk and such. It won't be hard for me to do that again.

I have to say, I feel like dancing for joy.

Thank you for your response to my 'light bulb' post. I don't know any vegetarians out here in my 'real world' and it's nice not to feel alone.

Blessings,
Susie



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