It has been our meeting place for some time now. I have thousands of photos and have covered all angles worthy of capture, and for that matter, perhaps not worthy of capture.
For the most part, it is an uninteresting place, with the exception of those times when the rays of sun pour through, or the chirps of birds descend through the leaves, and most definitely, when two certain cat boys deck the area.
This morning Mr PuffyPants had the high walls but was slightly concerned about making his way back down.
I reminded him that he was a lion and that we were both watching him.
His long brother was pleased.
I then asked them to group for a reading and reflection.
They chose the front end of the white cube closer to the entrance.
I asked them to assume a posture of learning with open mind.
They had fallen out of practice so they consulted briefly wondering what that posture was.
That was actually the way we used to read in the past but they were uncertain, and within seconds
That would not work for me.
I decided to share with them a paragraph from one of their favorite books,
"When Joseph was for sale, the market-place
Teemed with Egyptians wild to see his face;
An ancient crone pushed forward-in her hand
She held a few threads twisted strand by strand...
The merchant laughed and said: 'Come on, old girl,
It's not for you to purchase such a pearl...'
'Oh, I knew that before,' the old crone said;
'I knew you wouldn't sell him for my thread-
But it's enough that everyone will say
"She bid for Joseph on that splendid day".'
Cat boys made you pawfuls of kisses and wished for you a splendid day!