A vegan milestone

As I've made the transition to being fully vegan there was one item that was haunting me.  My black leather coat.

It fit great, was stylish and warm....and....my mom bought it for me.

And while I continued to wear it--after all, the cow had already died and it was in my closet, I stopped feeling good wearing it. As if it were a big "maybe" in a commitment to living a vegan lifestyle.

Last week, I gave the coat up by giving it to my friend Elsa-the-Poet who was moving away. (Too sad to write that post yet.) And you know what, it looked FANTASTIC on her. I'm happy she has something that will make her think of me every time she wears it.
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall