Early in the morning, still dark- camera only captures Augustus' behind as he runs away from my view.
A little later, Ollie chooses the balcony for his dawn meditations.
Noon time, kitty mommie passes by the turtle pond
and this orange tree.
Special lunch date with a most special blogger friend, my very first blog date, 2 hours of chatting. She has a big heart, gorgeous hair, beautiful laughter, and to-die-for red patent leather shoes.
Ollie told me that she was his girlfriend!?!
Augustus gave me the 'don't believe a word he says' look.
Sticking to our practice of reading we reflected upon the theme of spiritual relationships, you know I was telling them how our spirits converse through various media even if our physical bodies have not encountered. So we read this:
THE SPIRIT IN THE BODY
The wisdom of the appearance of the spirit in the body is this: the human spirit is a Divine Trust, and it must traverse all conditions; for its passage and movement through the conditions of existence will be the means of its acquiring perfections. So, when a man travels and passes through different regions and numerous countries with system and method, it is certainly a means of his acquiring perfection; for he will see places, scenes, and countries, from which he will discover the conditions and states of other nations. He will thus become acquainted with the geography of countries, and their wonders and arts; he will familiarize himself with the habits, customs, and usages of peoples; he will see the civilization and progress of the epoch; he will become aware of the policy of governments, and the power and capacity of each country. It is the same when the human spirit passes through the conditions of existence: it will become the possessor of each degree and station. Even in the condition of the body it will surely acquire perfections.
Besides this, it is necessary that the signs of the perfection of the spirit should be apparent in this world, so that the world of creation may bring forth endless results, and this body may receive life and manifest the divine bounties. So, for example, the rays of the sun must shine upon the earth, and the solar heat develop the earthly beings; if the rays and heat of the sun did not shine upon the earth, the earth would be uninhabited, without meaning, and its development would be retarded.
In the same way, if the perfections of the spirit did not appear in this world, this world would be unenlightened and absolutely brutal. By the appearance of the spirit in the physical form, this world is enlightened. As the spirit of man is the cause of the life of the body, so the world is in the condition of the body, and man is in the condition of the spirit. If there were no man, the perfections of the spirit would not appear, and the light of the mind would not be resplendent in this world. This world would be like a body without a soul.
Kitties did not know what to make of this so they just blew kisses out to everyone! We wish everyone a lovely Wednesday, love and friendship, and enchanting lunch dates!