For example, there is not much to this branch and yet there is so much to this branch to which are attached an orderly array of very fresh leaves...symmetric, precise, perfect! I can look at them for a long time without tiring, and frequently I wish that I had microscopic eyes so I could see through them, all the molecules and cells and channels.
Even more beautiful are these pink paws...the related cat boy is very very naughty. I purposefully wet the cement so he wets his paws and leaves tracks on the dry ground. I am very amused by this and he is not!
Here we have the delight of our hearts, the precious Sweet Pants who is back home after a three day stay over at the veterinary clinic where
he was kept so they could lance his neck wound, apparently caused in one of his fights for justice.
He was happy to be back in familiar settings as was his little orange brother, and the new squirrels. We believe that the old squirrels did not find their way back from the convention but soon enough the new squirrels will become as sassy as the old ones.
Later early this morning the cat boys gathered on the patio for noms and reflections and silent meditation. MrSweetPants was trying to put the last few days behind him.
Mr Puffy Pants who does not keep a calendar still noticed the warm loving presence of his brother around. He munched on his salad and
every so many seconds gazed up to adore his brother.
Familiar things....our rhythms of happiness.
We reflected on this:
"Man in reality is a spiritual being and only when he lives in the spirit is he truly happy."
(Abdul Baha in Paris Talks)
We momentarily experienced that spiritual state of happiness from the conditions of the contingent world of worries and obstacles.
Cat boys sent kisses and many best wishes for a happy week in August!