an exerpt from "The Mindscape of Alan Moore"

"Quitting my day job and starting my life as a writer certainly was a tremendous risk.
It was a fool's leap, a shot in the dark.
But anything of value in our lives- whether it be a career, a work of art, a relationship- will always start with such a leap. And in order to be able to make it, you have to put aside the fear of failing and the desire of succeeding. You have to do these things completely purely without fear, without desire.
Because things that we do without lust or result, are the purest actions that we shall ever undertake."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

YAY for animals!

After just reading that Prop 8 was voted in, which basically repeals the legality of gay marriage in California :(boo) I found some good news. This article announces the pass of Prop 2, which bans the use of overly confining cages and restrictive pens for animals raised for food.

Though the law only applies to California and is not set to go into effect until 2015, this is a huge step forward. As long as people are aware that animal abuse in any form is an important issue, I have no doubt that we will continue to evolve in our sensitivity and expand in our compassion.

I realize that it's hard for some people to care about a cow. And if you eat them, you have more reason to not want to care about them. But it's a fundamental truth that how we treat one cow says a lot about our level of respect for life and indeed, our state of consciousness.

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