then vs now

there was a time before awareness

a time when I alone occupied the world

and I moved through it in unthinking freedom

nowadays I move more slowly and with more thought; I may have lost some the carelessness of childhood but once you've tasted the fruit of knowledge, there's no going back! 
This is how I see my veganism - sometimes I almost miss the days when I didn't have to think about reading labels or plan ahead or say thanks but no thanks to a gift but, in the end, I couldn't possibly know and feel the way I do now and not be a vegan.
And as for freedom -it comes in all shapes and colours, just waiting for me to find them. :)