Sunday, 22 January 2017

Quotes 2017 #22

"The rule is not not to eat animal meat. The rule is not to kill. So when we encounter a dead doe on the road, we express our gratitude to Earth and eat it. We must eat it so that life is not wasted. When we stumble upon a dead pigeon in the dark, we thank Heaven and pluck it. Thus I've eaten rabbits, weasels, raccoons."

Kyoko Yoshida, "Squirrel Heaven"

I just love, love, love this piece. She's definitely one of the most exciting English-language writers today!