I felt so connected to life

I have found myself having these moments in my post-vegetarianism, where I see how far I have come. Eating meat directly from the body of a pig, as his friends and family root around 50 yards away and talking to the farmers who raised him—this was one of those moments. I felt so connected to life. When I told friends of my plans for this day, many asked “How can you meet those animals and then eat one?” My answer, “How could I not?”.
~ Berlin Reed (October 9, 2009)