“Sometimes you just have to find the majesty in yourself and other things to truly appreciate life.” ~ Imania Margria
“The main problem with this great obsession for saving time is very simple: you can’t save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.” ~ Benjamin Hoff (The Tao of Pooh)
“The first step to the knowledge of the wonder and mystery of life is the recognition of the monstrous nature of the earthly human realm as well as its glory, the realization that this is just how it is and that it cannot and will not be changed. Those who think they know how the universe could have been had they created it, without pain, without sorrow, without time, without death, are unfit for illumination.” ~ Joseph Campbell
“The years teach much the days never know.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
A couple of weeks ago I saw the woman who adopted the cat in the opening photo. There was a sibling too. The woman took them both. Trust me, she scored. Fine animals they were . . . and still are, apparently. Yeh, I asked about the cats and she just smiled brightly. I love it when they do that; humans can be so cool, at times. Also a couple of weeks ago I saw the woman who adopted three cats, who had arrived at the shelter as a group; the owner had died. Those cats we called the French cats. She had come for one cat and she ended up with three really really big cats. Yeh, she said the cats are doing great. Good kitties. I get that sometimes, people thanking me for hooking them up with their cat, or cats. That’s the cool part. I took the job at the animal shelter as a job of convenience, so I wouldn’t have to spend a lot of time searching for a better job. Listen: there was no better job. Times were tough, living in poverty, and in the deep end of deep depression. Whatever, right? The cats helped me to wake up. slowly and effectively, and I repaid them with the care and love a cat caregiver gives. I tell ya, there ain’t nothin’ like being in a room full of 30-40 cats, many of them staring at you. It is disconcerting in many respects. Weird little beasties. And smart, too. I can’t say enough. Sigh. At the moment . . . . disregarding the insidious tinnitus, it’s a morning of quiet. I’m in the mood to sit here and meticulously craft some really juicy phrases and paragraphs. But not today. Workday. I think I’ll just leave it at the cats.
Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.