Thursday, June 21, 2012

The wall monitors

at work.  It is another extraordinary morning that seems ordinary at first.  The neighborhood pigeons await the cat boys and the cat boys await the pigeons.
Mr Sweet Pants looked at Mr Puffy Pants.  They conversed with looks wondering if this was the right time to start the chase.
They gauged the heights...easy enough but what could be up there.
Meanwhile a sassy squirrel thought that he could go unnoticed!
Cat boys gave the synchronized incredulous look that exclaimed, '\"you are kidding, right?".
"I shall take care of you", said Mr Puffy Pants.  He is a decisive cat.
"Come to me...closer, closer"
"A little closer...closer..."

I asked Augustus what I should meditate on and he said:

"Meditate on what the poet hath written: "Wonder not, if my Best-Beloved be closer to me than mine own self; wonder at this, that I, despite such nearness, should still be so far from Him."... Considering what God hath revealed to man that "We are closer to man than his life-vein," the poet hath, in allusion to this verse, stated that, though the revelation of my Best-Beloved hath so permeated my being that He is closer to me than my life-vein, yet, notwithstanding my certitude of its reality and my recognition of my station, I am still so far removed from Him. By this he meaneth that his heart, which is the seat of the All-Merciful and the throne wherein abideth the splendor of His revelation, is forgetful of its Creator, hath strayed from His path, hath shut out itself from His glory, and is stained with the defilement of earthly desires.…Consider, moreover, how frequently doth man become forgetful of his own self, whilst God remaineth, through His all-encompassing knowledge, aware of His creature, and continueth to shed upon him the manifest radiance of His glory. It is evident, therefore, that, in such circumstances, He is closer to him than his own self. He will, indeed, so remain for ever, for, whereas the one true God knoweth all things, perceiveth all things, and comprehendeth all things, mortal man is prone to err, and is ignorant of the mysteries that lie enfolded within him...." (Gleanings_Baha'u'llah)

I needed that.

Cat boys went about their ways, one went to check the storm drain, and that would be Mr Puffy Pants, and the other went indoors for some reflection and plotting, Mr Sweet Pants. They both sent kisses with their sweet cat lips.

Ciao everyone!


  1. That was so funny! It reminds me of my cat Henry (He was huge and very hairy) and Emma, the dog. Emma was terrified of Henry, as he was very much "in charge" at our house. Every time Emma walked past Henry, she would move slowly and carefully, and always made sure she could see where Henry was. Every single time, when she thought danger had passed, Henry would hit Emma with his mighty right paw, on the back of her neck. I think Emma knew it was going to happen, every time and just put up with it! Every time, I laughd, though it was a bit stressful for my little Lhasa Apso!

    Your lovely cat is so funny! He's terrified of a squirrel! Really, really sweet and hilarious!

    Lots of little kisses on your sweet cat's "cat lips" I LOVE THEM!


  2. Hi Anna- that is so funny! How do they come up with these ideas! I know Ollie is embarrassed to be chased by a squirrel, it happens frequently. Like your Henry he waits until Augustus passes by and then he throws himself on him. He goes to great lengths to find a way to launch an attack! xxx

  3. oh. my. the squirrel and mister puffy pants. how funny.

    [that was one AMAZING reading! i needed to read it! now i want to ponder on it a bit....]

  4. Hello Mona
    To Know Perceive and comprehend all things, on this we mortals err. This is a powerful message

    I am inclined to think Mr Puffy Pants allowed the squirrel to escape.


  5. dear marie- those two boys have a lot to do and to read and to kiss; sending you love : )

    dear helen: a favorite passage of mine, requires a lot of reflection...and you are too kind, this happened again today, a sassy squirrel has it in for Ollie however you will receive extra kisses for being so loving to Ollie xx