HEART KINDLING

Little things that feed the flame

What Do You Think?

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Christmas Dineer?..This is the window display of a butcher’s shop. Do you like it? I kind of do. For a few reasons. But mostly because it made me stop and think. Within a second, my brain cells went into numerous different directions: “Wow, that’s so cool!” – “Certainly unique” – “It’s a bit macabre…” – “Why would somebody put up something like that just before Christmas?..” – “But why not?”

And indeed, why not? It is, after all, traditional Irish Christmas dinner. It cannot be right that we have become so disconnected from what we eat. The sight of a dead animal is somehow inappropriate. However, inhumane conditions the animal lives in its entire live are alright. Having its flesh on our tables is alright. As long as we don’t see death. As long as we are not asked to make the connection between A and B. It seems, everything in our lives is so fragmented, disconnected. For what purpose?

Just some thoughts before Christmas…

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