Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10th 2011

Today is commencement ceremonies at Caltech. I am in my office. The day is unseasonably cool and gloomy, to me that is. Earlier this morning, 5:30 or so, it was equally overcast but cat boys like overcast skies with cool temperatures. It stimulates them, and that is all fine; however, it makes it difficult to get them to sit and listen.

I wanted to tell them more about the talk...creativity, practice, all that good stuff.

Ollie was trying to hide himself, he is always sure that we cannot see him.
Gussy was wondering how a furry ginger cat could camouflage himself in a green setting.
"Nope, I can still see you", he meowed to Ollie.
Ollie decided to give in. Next time perhaps he will try to camouflage amongst orange leaves.
Augustus preparing to listen.
Augustus listening intently.

"..God has given man the eye of investigation by which he may see and recognize truth. He has endowed man with ears that he may hear the message of reality and conferred upon him the gift of reason by which he may discover things for himself. This is his endowment and equipment for the investigation of reality. Man is not intended to see through the eyes of another, hear through another's ears nor comprehend with another's brain. Each human creature has individual endowment, power and responsibility in the creative plan of God; therefore depend on your own investigation..." Promulgation of Universal Peace, 292

My teacher friend firmly believes that each of her students is capable of creatively expressing themselves, and each has that endowment, which allows them to do so.

The cat boys agreed wholeheartedly, theirs is always an authentic investigation, never through the eyes of another. I asked for kisses and kisses they prepared and blew in the air wishing all a grand weekend.

Ciao everyone


  1. I hope you have a beautiful weekend too! All those kisses are making me dizzy!

  2. Thanks Shannon---you are too funny! : )

  3. i see augustus but not ollie - ? where is he? he must be camouflaged, eh?

    authentic investigation: shall be pondering that....

    happy weekend. thanks for the kisses....blowing some back to YOU, ollie and augustus!

  4. Really lovely post. I found you through ShannonAnn and glad I did.

  5. I thought the second picture of Agustus was going to my favorite. I just love his pose... I can hear him plotting. But then the third one of him is just priceless. I love capturing those little moments.
    here's to a wonderful weekend. xo

  6. Ollie is sooo handsome! (Sau just whispered that in my ear)

  7. I hope that commencement went well -
    Have a wonderful week. xx

  8. marie- xoxo

    better is possible- thank you for the lovely comment, ShannonAnn is a lovely lady and I will be checking your blog soon...running behind this Monday morning

    Samantha-Augustus says thank you with all his heart and so do I...will be visiting soon xo

    Carolina- meow meow to Sau

    Anne- hope the weekend was great, xoxo

  9. I love that your friend believes/knows that her students are capable of expressing themselves with sounds like she really has confidence in/respect for her students (I really appreciate that).

    Helloooo! (that's me yelling out from my hotel at you...well, you probably couldn't hear me from here, but almost!).

  10. Mona, I feel inspired by the way you support creativity. Kisses back to your boys! xoxo