Friday, January 29, 2010
The Portrait of the Activist as a Young Girl
I've been digging through some old papers lately, and found this letter my sister Jen wrote to me when I was in my last year of high school (March 9, 1981), and she was in sixth grade. Her plea is very heartfelt, and I believe she feels similarly today.
I wrote some sage, older sisterly advice, but I didn't include it. Apparently she didn't like my response because she crossed it out and wrote: "Nobody understands!" Here is a transcript of her letter.
"I hate hunters!! they kill animals. I hate all people who hurt any amimals! I wish the animals would kill lots of people and take over the world. I love animals and they love me, I know. and I love to watch birds and animals I love pigeons too. lots and lots of people hate pigeons. Dad hates pigeons but I love them, too. They are too dumb!! Wrong. people won't listen, there too dumb to know were animals too. I love every animal there is. I know we have to eat, but how do vegetarians live? answer that. "