Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Escargot for petit dejeuner? At 6:30 a.m.?

Oui? Non?






Non! Absolument pas!

The more mature Augustus eats treats,

and smiles!

We read this after the real petit dejeuner, which consisted of yummy kitty tuna:

"In man five outer powers exist, which are the agents of perception, that is to say, through these five powers man perceives material beings. These are sight, which perceives visible forms; hearing, which perceives audible sounds; smell, which perceives odors; taste, which perceives foods; and feeling, which is in all parts of the body, and perceives tangible things. These five powers perceive outward existences.

Man has also spiritual powers: imagination, which conceives things; thought, which reflects upon realities; comprehension, which comprehends realities, memory, which retains whatever man imagines, thinks, and comprehends. The intermediary between the five outward powers and the inward powers, is the sense which they possess in common, that is to say, the sense which acts between the outer and inner powers, conveys to the inward powers whatever the outer powers discern. It is termed the common faculty, because it communicates between the outward and inward powers, and thus is common to the outward and inward powers.

For instance, sight is one of the outer powers; it sees and perceives this flower, and conveys this perception to the inner power -- the common faculty -- which transmits this perception to the power of imagination, which in its turn conceives and forms this image and transmits it to the power of thought; the power of thought reflects, and having grasped the reality, conveys it to the power of comprehension; the comprehension, when it has comprehended it, delivers the image of the object perceived to the memory, and the memory keeps it in its repository.

The outward powers are five: the power of sight, of hearing, of taste, of smell, and of feeling.
The inner powers are also five: the common faculty, and the powers of imagination, thought, comprehension, and memory."

Ollie later told me that as a full-bred card-carrying feline he would not eat escargot but he wanted to demonstrate the interaction of outer physical and inner spiritual powers. "Is that so?", I exclaimed. He said yes with his hazel eyes!

Love and pawfuls of kisses to all but no escargots!



  1. Interesting quote today...
    I think a lot of people get hung up on the comprehension aspect of the five...
    Millions of kisses to You three!
    {But not the snails ~yuck~}
    oooo too

  2. I agree...I am fascinated with how we imagine/conceive, think/reflect, comprehend/examine, remember/(I hope we remember or we are apt to repeat)/make sense spiritually as we do physically...thank you for the kisses xoxo

  3. I think I rely on the 'inner powers' way too much...it gets me in trouble!....

    Tell Augustus I saw a little tan kitty-lion nab a small snake for a snack up at the garden....it was such fearsome hunting....though I am thinking snake meat is more Asian style breakfast than French!

  4. I would do the same lovely kerin if my inner powers were finely tuned like yours are...and snake hunting is a favorite, I think he would enjoy but I hope I don't see such a thing...I cannot stand the slithering creatures at all!!! : )