Friday, September 13, 2013
A Time to Kill
I just made my first kill. I had never killed anything other than a bug or spider before. But I am a meat eater and for years have felt uncomfortable that I let others do my killing for me and just buy the tidy packages from the store.
I killed a salmon...as quickly and humanely as possible. My heart was in my throat as I sawed the knife through its body. I thanked the world for its provision and apologized to the fish for its discomfort. Now I will use the fish as bait in my crab trap. Next I will kill a crab.
The most distressing thing about it is that I am not as distressed as I imagined I would be.
We are off to Carroll Inlet tomorrow (here in SE Alaska). Watch out crabbies!