Monday, November 15, 2010
Couldn't they just get lamb chops instead?
Happy Eid al-Adha everyone! You know how Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son Isaac and he was all ready to do it and how at the last minute he didn't have to and instead sacrificed a sheep? Muslims commemorate that act of obedience by sacrificing a sheep. Tomorrow. So all of Tunisia (98% Muslim) is up to its eyeballs in sheep. There are sheep tied up in yards and men haggling for them with local shepards. Today on our walk we passed by Mr. Across the Street as he was getting out of his car, he had his truck popped open and what was inside? A sheep. I certainly respect this holiday, it's an excellent thing to remember and celebrate. But in my mind I'm going to believe that all of these sheep I've seen lately are all pets. Pets with warm beds and lots of hay to eat. Pets who will be released back into some wide open field in a few days after their owners realize how unrealistic it is to keep a sheep in the house.