HINDI na kumakain ng manok si Lucy Torres-Gomez dahil sa mga alaga nila, partikular na ang isang inaheng manok na pinangalanan nilang Delilah.
Sinimulan niyang ikuwento na merong alagang kambing ang kaniyang kapatid na lagi niyang kasa-kasama, maski tuwing kakain. Dahil daw sa ala-alang ito ay hindi siya kumakain ng karne ng kambing.
“After all, you never eat playmates.” kuwento ni Lucy.
Narealize daw niya na ganito na rin ang nararamdaman niya sa tuwing makikita ang kanilang mga manok na malayang nakakagala sa kanilang bakuran.
“I realize I am starting to feel the same way about chickens. I come down from our room and this Mother Hen is the first thing i see. She is just one of many that roam freely in our backyard. Juliana has named her Delilah. She nests her eggs tenderly, as if they were precious gems., guarding them with her life. Because there is this one wicked chicken who tries to steal her treasures. Solomonic wisdom says we side with Delilah. We check on her daily, and it’s been over 20 days of devotion. Such pure love.”
“That shared I don’t think I can ever eat chicken again. I actually haven’t in almost two months. They are my lockdown friends. We smile at each other daily, they listen to my Spotify playlist while I read and journal. We are family. Sharing photos/videos of Delilah and her babies here. They are lovely.”