A movie date with my husband yesterday and on our way home, the conversation goes like this:
Mommy: Dad, I saw this funny video like a gag TV show wherein a man would put a cute piglet inside a faux grinding machine that would produce sausage. He would let the innocent bystanders taste the sausages and when they say it tastes good, he would take a live piglet and put it in the grinder.
Daddy: Is that the same Gag Show we saw before?
Mommy: No, I think it’s created by animal rights activists.
Daddy: Mommy, does animal rights activists eat animal meat?
Mommy: I think they shouldn’t because what’s the whole point?
Daddy: I think animals are created really for human consumption.
Mommy: That is up for debate but I agree with you. I also think that human population has grown exponentially that it has created an imbalance in the whole ecosystem. Dad, how did we grow that fast?
Daddy: That’s the question for mathematics, Mommy.
Mommy: Also, why is it that we are filling up the cities too fast?
Daddy: Because we have everything we need here, school, jobs, hospitals and so much more.
Mommy: Why do we need hospitals?
Daddy: So we get cured.
Mommy: Why do we need to get cured if we all die in the first place? I mean, don’t get me wrong on this question but the city is so stressful, polluted and I don’t understand what we are after.
The conversation stopped there as my husband also changed the topic while his focus shifted solely to driving. The last thought got me thinking further into it. I had a dream few days ago that we settled into a simple little cottage with my favorite place just outside the kitchen- a small chair facing a small garden. To read, to watch the children play, to see life’s wonders, probably write a book, get an online job-coding or virtual assistant or anything. Plant vegetables and flowers. Bake. Watch the world go by.
I felt some sort of peace. That wonderful place gave me hope. One day, I will live in such place. Towards that goal, I will work on it.