Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Cindy Sheehan's Fast

Political Affairs Magazine wrote I find traveling out of the country very challenging being on a fast. When I was on a layover in Madrid on my way to Venice, Italy yesterday, the closest thing I could find to a smoothie to get a little protein was a coffee with vanilla ice cream in it.

You said you were just going to drink water. It is only 6 days, and now you are on coffee and vanilla ice cream?
Traveling for 22 hours is very taxing under normal circumstances--but then again, when have we had normal circumstances since the 2000 and 2004 successful coup attempts that have brought BushCo into power?
Those "successful coup attempts" are called ELECTIONS. We have been having them for more than 200 years.
I traveled from Venice to the frontier of Italy to the province of Udine which is right at the foot of the pre-Alps. I am here for a huge youth festival which includes many elements of social justice and peace work. It is beautiful and the air feels different from other places that I have travelled. It is strangely soft and gentle as is the natural light. However, there is not a Jamba Juice on every corner, so blended juice drinks with protein powder are impossible to find.
It must be difficult pretending to fast when you can't sneak a fruit smoothie.
I have also received so many emails from worried, wonderful, and well-meaning friends and supporters in the US who are concerned about me and all of the others who are fasting. I don't like being on this fast,
But as long as I can eat and drink whatever I want, it is not too bad.


Vermontaigne said...

You mean that comma as possessive, right?

Vermontaigne said...

Shit, I mean, apostrophe.
<--Quitting smoking, cold-turkey

Don Singleton said...

If you are referring to the apostrophe in the title Cindy Sheehan's Fast, yes I am referring to the alleged Fast she is involved with.

If you thought the title meant "Cindy Sheehan is fast", that is not what I mean, however she is pretty fast to try to turn everything anyone says as something against GWB.