If we must use labels as a convenience on this earthly plane, two labels that fit me are “goth” and “granola.”
I enjoy bats, coffins, Bauhaus, Specimen, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Christian Death, visiting cemeteries, nineteenth century literature, vampires, nineteenth-century and cyber fashion.
I also enjoy tofu, trees, veganism, buying in bulk, anything from the Moosewood Collective, nutritional yeast, and consignment shops.
The DIY (Do It Yourself) ethic unites the two.
I like to make and eat granola while listening to playlists that originated in the late ’70s in the Batcave and wearing all black clothing (with a fair few t-shirts from here).
I do not claim to represent all of goth-dom or granola-ity. Generally, these labels are applied externally, though I wait for the day when I’m so goth I think labels are passe. They are, from an ultimate perspective, unimportant.
Be nice, kids. Do less harm, and less harm will be done to you.
Q’s Code of Ethics: CAKE
How do I show…
To other humans? To other sentient beings? To the environment?