When the Cat Obeys a Command

“Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else.” ~ Erwin Schrödinger

“We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will. Integrity is not a search for the rewards of integrity. Maybe all you ever get for it is the largest kick in the ass the world can provide. It is not supposed to be a productive asset.” ~ John D. MacDonald

Something strange happened this morning. I gave the cat a command and she obeyed. I cannot explain it. It is some small thing like this that can make the whole day. Cat’s are notoriously headstrong. I think the lesson here is that the cat did not respond to and obey a command, she just happened to understand and agree with what I was saying, to the point where she actually complied. We always get to rewrite the script retroactively. I am satisfied with my assessment. Too bad a firm voice and an articulated expression don’t go over so well with humans. I don’t expect that to change within my lifetime. Just sayin. There is one political thing – no humanitarian issue – I feel compelled to note – this being that the president wants to turn away Bahamian refugees, who’s homes have been pulverized by a hurricane, because they might be very very bad and nasty people. This is literally breathtaking in its stupidity and cruelty. That said, the only other thing of note right now is that I am both perplexed and befuddled by the inexplicable sudden appearance of many more ads on my Facebook newsfeed. All at once. I don’t actually need an explanation. It’s just weird. I think that will be my personal criteria for assessing the legitimacy of artificial intelligence – if it is smart it will know when I don’t wanna hear it. Once again – if people . . . oh, never mind. Let’s be honest: the cat obeyed a command. When that happens, it is bound to be a weird day. Cheers.

All is well. Goof gloriously.

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