I have never done a fast and I am certainly dependent on regular meals. 2 weeks ago I agreed to Fast for Darfur when my friend Shannon asked me to keep the fast going from June 1-3rd. I instinctively agreed without really thinking it through, mainly out of my respect for Shannon and how important this effort was in her life. Later on, reading Shannon’s blogs, I realized what a challenge, physically and emotionally this would be and I have been scared ever since.
The situation in Darfur is serious. I do not want my participation to be about me, but a signal to anyone following that I believe this effort to stop the injustice going on is worth disrupting your life for. I want to feel the pain they feel, even if for just a few days, and in only a fraction of what they feel considering I am still free, sleeping in a bed and supported by loved ones. I hope that my experience will change me, and that I will come out of my fast a more aware being. And lastly, it is my plea to anyone reading this to do something, anything in support of ending the genocide and injustice going on in Darfur.