Eventually I will find my own style and be filled with confidence. I digress.
Back to the question at hand, "what shall I put on this blank canvas today?" As this thought entered my mind I literally looked up at the television that was barely audible to have my eyes completely assaulted by the visual content of a commercial featuring abused and neglected animals. You know the ones, Sarah McLaughlin singing sweetly in the background while they flash the most horrific photographs on the screen.
Now I don't know how you personally react to a commercial like this but I for one struggle deeply. I have changed the channel, muted the sound, left the room, watched them in their entirety and even whipped out my credit card and made a donation. The problem is no matter what action I take, they still ALWAYS leave me bawling and feeling complete rage. I mean the kind of rage I am unaccustomed to. The kind that people must feel just before they commit a heinous crime. Very few things in life fuel my fury like the abuse of animals. WHY? WHY? Even as I write this, I begin to feel that lump in my throat again, the feeling that if I ever came face to face with Mr. Michael Vick, I would actually be capable of doing physical damage to him. No, I am not usually a violent person but the enormous emotional reaction that I have in this arena shocks even me.
So what then, if I watch the commercials I must reapply all eyeliner and mascara of the day not to mention getting through the emotional trauma. Or I can change the channel and feel an overwhelming sense of guilt for not looking. Oye Vey...what to do.
Don't get me wrong, I feel that these commercials do exactly what they are designed to do and frankly I think it is a good thing. To bring awareness to those that have no clue. To provide a visual to those that won't otherwise look. It is painful....It is reality.... It is heartbreaking.
Lets all do everything we can to minimize this horrific act!
Here is a look at the three BEAUTIES I wake up to everyday!