The Suffering Cycle

January 24, 2005

Apparently I went to the pet store on January 24, 2005. I undoubtedly went there to purchase some litter for sweet Pneu. Well, that was one reason I went there— the other reason was to have my heart-strings yanked at by the world's saddest chinchilla. 

This chinchilla had eyes made vacant by months of incomprehensible fear. 

I wanted to save that chinchilla so badly. The thought of it under those florescent lights for week after week actually kept me up some nights. But to buy it would have been to put another one in its place, and thereby become implicit in the cycle of suffering.

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