Friday, May 28, 2010

slow food and other stuff...

Yesterday afternoon doodle cats and I gathered under this tree, which appeared to be a good place to sit in a circle and telepathize with each other!

August was checking out the sounds from all angles...

while Ollie was simply observing and wondering!

After we had a good and long silent discussion, the boys understood that I had to go to a meeting of the SlowFood, which was being held in the Pasadena Le Cordon Bleu, just blocks away. As I walked over to the meeting I made sure to pass by my all time favorite store, Jacob Maarse Florists

and took a couple of iphone snapshots for fun

and then I walked by Oliver's Interiors, on the same beautiful Green street in Pasadena, named after the famous architects Greene and Greene.

and took snapshots of some of the things that pleased my eyes.

The meeting was interesting, the guest speaker was gathering support to start a coop in Pasadena. I was happy to have been able to attend and even happier when the meeting ended so I could return to my doodles.

Upon my return, seated in the courtyard, we discussed food...

Now let us speak of material healing. The science of medicine is still in a condition of infancy; it has not reached maturity. But when it has reached this point, cures will be performed by things which are not repulsive to the smell and taste of man -- that is to say, by aliments, fruits and vegetables which are agreeable to the taste and have an agreeable smell. ...

...the principal causes of disease are physical, for the human body is composed of numerous elements, but in the measure of an especial equilibrium. As long as this equilibrium is maintained, man is preserved from disease; but if this essential balance, which is the pivot of the constitution, is disturbed, the constitution is disordered, and disease will supervene...

...Now the readjustment of these constituents of the human body is obtained by two means -- either by medicines or by aliments; and when the constitution has recovered its equilibrium, disease is banished. All the elements that are combined in man exist also in vegetables; therefore, if one of the constituents which compose the body of man diminishes, and he partakes of foods in which there is much of that diminished constituent, then the equilibrium will be established, and a cure will be obtained. So long as the aim is the readjustment of the constituents of the body, it can be effected either by medicine or by food.

The majority of the diseases which overtake man also overtake the animal, but the animal is not cured by drugs. In the mountains, as in the wilderness, the animal's physician is the power of taste and smell. The sick animal smells the plants that grow in the wilderness; he eats those that are sweet and fragrant to his smell and taste, and is cured. The cause of his healing is this. ...It is, therefore, evident that it is possible to cure by foods, aliments and fruits; but as today the science of medicine is imperfect, this fact is not yet fully grasped. When the science of medicine reaches perfection, treatment will be given by foods, aliments, fragrant fruits and vegetables, and by various waters, hot and cold in temperature.

The cat boys found the read most enjoyable and educational. They then reminded me that this weekend was going to be a long one so we made best wishes for a happy long weekend and the doodle cats made double the usual pawfuls of kisses and blew them in the air!



  1. Well that was a long exposition on health, the cat boys are most learned. After all that reading with a couple of kitties on the back of the recliner I let them look at the previous post's pictures . Now all of my cats want a ninja hat too. haha happy long weekend

  2. ...i tend to readjust by...(Etsy) shopping...&
    ...kissing kitties... :)

  3. What a great post. I really enjoyed reading it as I am sure the kitties did also.
    They are lucky to have such a wonderful momma!
    Health and happiness,
    PS. Thanks for taking us on your trip.. Great photos!

  4. Thank you lovely ladies! The cat boys send you each muchas kisses!

    And Nancy, you slay me with your words!