All this week I’ve been in denial about my dissatisfaction with Where are you going Deidra? I was so excited about finishing it, and I’d set myself a target of the end of last week, that I didn’t pause to think about whether it really was finished. I was so focussed on getting across the message about the true cost of dairy farming, that I temporarily lost sight of my primary intention – to provide happy, positive, vegan inspiration for children, not to depress them. I think it’s ok for me to put more serious, grown up items on the blog occasionally, and I think it’s important to be open and truthful about the harsh realities of animal exploitation. I’m very glad I posted the heart-breaking story about the dairy cow who made the decision to hide one of her twins in the woods and give the farmer the other, rather than lose both. Everyone needs to know that. She deserves to have her story told and I know that it has touched the hearts of everyone who has read it. The same goes for my poem. But for the children I want to provide hope, happiness and enjoyment.
Positivity is the way forward and positivity, fun and entertainment is the way we want to encourage veganism at Violet’s Vegan Comics. We want to give something good to bright, happy, kind, veggie children. And we want to enlighten the instinctively compassionate little ones who haven’t heard of veganism but who are naturally inclined towards it. The stories on this website are for all children – even grown up ones – and I hope they will be enjoyed by everyone who reads them.
I therefore decided Where are you going Deidra? wasn’t finished. It needed a fully rounded happy ending that all children’s stories should have. So today I’ve finished it. I’ve worked all day and I’m pleased with it now.
Then I made double chocolate chip cookies (I added some fair trade cocoa to the recipe from Jasmine #3 ) which gave my day a very very satisfying ending indeed 🙂