Admittedly, it’s been too long since I’ve posted and I’ve been missing keeping up with this blog. It’s been an interesting time, and here are a couple of the highlights.
Some of my most inspiring experiences have been bearing witness to incredible people going out of their comfort zones to bring joy or fulfillment to others. I am truly awed by the people in my life.
One distinct highlight was attending the US premiere of the film, Vegucated, on October 13th. This is a documentary written, directed and edited by my friend Marisa Miller Wolfson that followed three meat, egg and cheese eaters as they adopted a vegan lifestyle for 6 weeks. I had been eagerly awaiting the film, which Marisa has been devoted to for an incredible seven-plus years, and absolutely fell in love with it. It was funny at times, heartwarming, and deeply personal; indeed, I laughed and I cried. It masterfully reflected Marisa’s graceful, witty and sidesplitting style of expressing herself and absolutely nailed EVERY vital message coming out of the animal rights movement. The event itself was infused with this amazing positive energy that was just breathtaking. I can’t wait to get my DVD, which I’ll be lending out like a mad-woman.
Another highlight was attending Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary‘s ThanksLiving event on October 16th with my husband and in-laws; a charming gathering where the turkeys are the guests of honor versus the main course.
The next day, I called my father-in-law to thank him for the day. I let him know that I really appreciated him coming, knowing that spending a day at a vegan event isn’t really his “cup of tea”. He admitted that it wasn’t really his thing, but he really enjoyed spending the day with all of us. In his characteristic good-natured way, he grumbled that my husband and his wife spent a good part of the day talking about their new iPhones, and said, “The animals are dying and all they can talk about are their iPhones!” Needless to say, I got a good laugh out of that and was totally bowled over to hear him connect just a bit with the plight of animals.
That’s it for now!