THE FACTS of the matter when it comes to cats - they have teeny tiny brains. they are, truly, idiots. people think they don’t learn because they are aloof but the truth is… they are daft.
however, you must give them some credit for working their stupidity to its fullest by turning it into an illusion of magical mystery. that, itself, is a pretty neat trick, to which, i attribute their entire status as pets and animals worth revering.
without that fancy little piece of trickery, they are just over sized squirrels with slightly smaller teeth. ;}
who merely happen, i’m convinced accidentally, to own the internet
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. When we meet septuagenarian Margaret Hughes, she is living alone in a mansion in Seattle with only a massive collection of valuable antiques for company. Enter Wanda Schultz, a young woman with a broken heart who has come to Seattle to search for her wa…
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”—Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum (via bibliophiliac-x)