Monday, March 5, 2012

Good morning...

everyone! So much happens each day, we three are always in awe of this thing we call space and time that holds us within. We are especially fond of space and time when it is filled with light (and some other things too). We never tire of going out early every morning to wait for the golden rays of sun to emerge...first slowly and then boldly.

The pine you see appears autumn looking because of the orange hues but that is only the bright light captured in its tiny leaves.
The few reddish parts of this bougainvillea may lead you to think that we have a huge bush in our yard, truth is we only have two branches, and they too seem to be enjoying those rays of light.
The two cat boys become intoxicated in this sort of weather, cool and chirpy with birds and filled with torches of sun rays...this is not the diffuse hot sun but torch like and playful as it bounces from surface to surface.

Ollie and Gustopher exchanged the usual cat pleasantries,
then roamed.
El senor dulce pantalones was thinking sweet thoughts
and then the two laid down for a spell.
Seeing that I had them both where I wanted I asked if they were up to reflecting on a short passage and they meowed that indeed they were.

Augustus made himself comfortable on a wall
while Ollie searched for a proper place.
He indicated to us that he was ready,
and very focused.
I read to them this, something I came across the day before:

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us as "Universe", a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separated from the rest- a kind of optical illusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves form this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security." - Einstein

Augustus was very pleased. He and Ollie have wide circles of love and thought Einstein had a good idea. They don't know that Einstein was a sort of whiz.

The two cat boys played a lot and rested a bit too. They sent pawfuls of kisses and best wishes.

Ciao everyone!


  1. "....our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty...."

    that. and: cat pleasantries.
    it all made my morning extra special.

  2. and your visit made our morning extra special xxx

  3. Too cute to be true..
    Hey, your cat dudes don´t have collars?
    What if you shared some of your jewelry with them, by adding a few " diamonds " on festive collars!
    Oh, how Ollie and Augustus would glow ; )!!

  4. Lovely as always and the best way to start my day reading a passage you've selected and seeing the cat boys enjoying the rays of sun.



  5. Hi Mette, Augustus used to have a collar until Ollie arrived. Ollie would pull Gus by his collar so out with the collars. They do wear ties on formal occasions though, and they do like to wear jewelry but we fear the neighbors would steal them : ) The cats are microchipped btw. xx

    Thank you Adrienne...sending you love

  6. It was a good morning and contrary to popular belief it is actually a cats life, this is proof.

    The morning reading is superb, thank you for sharing..