always there wages a violent battle between two very specific aspects of me that which is health-oriented and aspires to a higher state of being, and that which is primal and knows how important spontaneity is to a life fully lived. today the latter triumphed when i found myself in a car with four french canadians, at a highway rest stop with a tim horton's donut shop. the dumpster contained several hundred muffins, scones, eclaires, donut holes, and danishes...and there i was with my mostly vegan tendencies and my sweet tooth, smiling as i made myself sick.