Friday, March 28, 2008
"A Fur Coat to Yoga Class?"
I was at the Sadhana yoga class on Warren Street. The last chant that we all say translates:
"May all living beings be happy and free. And may my own words, deeds, and thoughts contribute to that happiness."
It's the end of the class, I'm all happy and peaceful and then, someone from the class gets dressed and puts on this big, Jennifer-Lopez, white fur coat.
There was NO WAY it was fake. No.
The thoughts are going through my head, "Don't say anything. Don't say anything."
(And even though I'm not 100% vegan myself, I eat no meat/chicken/fish and no animal products. Trixie wears no fur, no leather. Her purse is vinyl, her boots, synthetic - thank you, Payless.)
This was not a coat with a little fur trim, or a small fur hat, it was a big, honking, gangsta fur coat.
And, it WAS a yoga class.
I mean, C'MON!
Again, the thoughts were going through my mind.....
"Don't say anything. Don't say anything."
Then, I looked at her and said, politely (with a smile, even.)
"A fur coat to yoga class?".
She didn't like that.
The quote was, "I got this coat from a thrift store. I am RESPECTING animals by not letting it go into a landfill."
I just walked away.....I shouldn't have said anything....