Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Birds going to school, and from Cu to Au

The other day I saw Augustus looking up in the sky, I asked him what was up.

He said the birds were going to school!
Well, what do you know, he appeared to know what was up, the birds were in school!
I think they were in flight school because they repeated take offs and landings.
Ollie who was lazing around got interested and thought to inspect the circumstances from various angles,
upside down,
with a little tilt to the right,
almost right side up,

and full circle, now ready to go
to check things out with his big brother. It is much safer that way!
There may be more of this tale later on.
Back indoors there was some reading and reflecting, the theme selected by none other than the oranje kat himself.

" For instance, consider the substance of copper. Were it to be protected in its own mine from becoming solidified, it would, within the space of seventy years, attain to the state of gold. There are some, however, who maintain that copper itself is gold, which by becoming solidified is in a diseased condition, and hath not therefore reached its own state.
Be that as it may, the real elixir will, in one instant, cause the substance of copper to attain the state of gold, and will traverse the seventy-year stages in a single moment. Could this gold be called copper? Could it be claimed that it hath not attained the state of gold, whilst the touch-stone is at hand to assay it and distinguish it from copper?
Likewise, these souls, through the potency of the Divine Elixir, traverse, in the twinkling of an eye, the world of dust and advance into the realm of holiness; and with one step cover the earth of limitations and reach the domain of the Placeless. It behooveth thee to exert thine utmost to attain unto this Elixir which, in one fleeting breath, causeth the west of ignorance to reach the east of knowledge, illuminates the darkness of night with the resplendence of the morn, guideth the wanderer in the wilderness of doubt to the well-spring of the Divine Presence and Fount of certitude, and conferreth upon mortal souls the honour of acceptance into the Ridvan (Paradise) of immortality. Now, could this gold be thought to be copper, these people could likewise be thought to be the same as before they were endowed with faith..."
(Book of Certitude)

The doodles spent many hours meditating on this while sleeping but first they filled their little paws with kitty kisses, which they blew in the air for their friends! Happy last week of October 2010 everyone!



  1. Oh, this is too much. The way you present your kitties, the text in between and then again the kisses.. So sweet. Thank you!

  2. I wonder if those birds learned anything before they took off? Do the kitties read to them?

    Happy almost over October to you!


  3. Thank you for visiting us metscan.

    Ro- the birds need a lot of schooling. The kitties would love to educate them. xoxo

  4. hmmmm...do you mean that if I keep staring at my copper scrap it will change into gold someday?...staring VERY hard!

  5. In your case Kerin, it will not take seventy years but it may take some sweet talking! : ) xoxo

  6. A lot goes on in cat boy world! xo

  7. awwww.
    love the concept of bird school:
    only kats would think of such.

    that augustus is so manly and intelligent, aloof.
    love ollie's chair-straddlin' pose.

    the reading....always good, always meaningful for me.
    shall re-read it again in the morning, cup of tea in hand....


  8. Ollie is steering the birds like they are his kites :).

  9. I was going to say that upside down Ollie was my favorite and then I saw Ollie on the sofa arm and now I can't decide. Thanks you for the pictures, the lovely reading, the kitty kisses and for you just being you. Can't wait for Friday!

  10. Ollie is dreaming of the birds in school. The reading is lovely and I want some of that elixir.