"Madame, bear in mind That princes govern all things--save the wind." -Victor Hugo, The Infanta's Rose

Friday, June 23, 2006

Happy CatBlogging Friday

It is all going to be OK.

I want to be in perfect harmony with my surroundings, like this peaceful B. Kliban cat. It's not that easy for a lot of us. We tend to sweat the small stuff, letting things bother us that shouldn't. We get stuck in situations we have very little control over. Sometimes we put our foot in our mouth, and say things that hurt another when that's the absolute last thing we mean to do. We try so hard to make sense of the world around us, yet often come up empty-handed. We feel that if our lives are supposed to have some profound meaning and purpose, those secrets haven't yet been revealed to us; instead, frustration greets us at every turn.

Yet, we go on searching. Some find comfort in religion or meditation, others turn to the old standbys: "sex, drugs, and rock'n roll". Some of us are destined for greatness, others may play parts behind the scenes that are less visible but no less important. In the final analysis, it all comes down to a single word: love. If you have loved someone, or someone has loved you, you've experienced the most precious thing this life has to offer us. When the Beatles sang that memorable final line from Abbey Road -- "and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make" -- they were not the first nor the last ones to realize this simple Karmic truth. Love is, quite simply, the reason why we're here on this planet.

And like someone said, it's all gonna be okay.

We just have to believe it.

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