My Literary Cat
‘Sgt. Karrin Murphy, alias Murph’
“In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.“
NOTE: Murph would be the most unlikely cat ever to be worshipped by anyone, anywhere. After rescuing her and her brother, Harry, almost two years ago, as kittens merely eight weeks old, Harry settled into our household and totally totally embraced his role as ruler of the roost. On the other hand, Murphy still dives under the nearest bed or couch when any human approaches her. You’d think she’d have figured out by now that we are mostly harmless and provide all the food and creature comforts she could ask for, as devoted slaves will do, but nooooo. We call her the Skittery Kittery.
“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.“
–Henry David Thoreau
(Maybe this will be of comfort to those of you whose days are currently filled with an excess of those cold, white flakes?)
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“The roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.”
How beautiful is this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson? And how fitting the message for the start of a new year. My friend Nicki took this picture of a rose in her garden, Souvenir de la Malmaison, which is a favorite of both of us. Then she printed this beautiful card to tuck in my Christmas “basket” and I now have it framed and sitting on my desk.
I want to keep this quote in mind throughout 2013, to remind me to live in the moment, and to never compare myself to anyone else. Treasure your own individuality, folks, and fill your days with as much happiness and laughter as you can. Don’t worry a moment for what anyone else is, or has. You are exactly who you are supposed to be and you have everything you really need in order to be happy. At least, that’s going to be my personal philosophy this year, to the best of my ability.
Thank you, Nicki, for such a splendid card and sentiment. It’s a treasure.
“From home to home, and heart to heart,
From one place to another,
The warmth and joy of Christmas,
Brings us closer to each other.”
– Emily Matthews
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
–Laura Ingalls Wilder
“When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze”
“Crabgrass can grow on bowling balls in airless rooms, and there is no known way to kill it that does not involve nuclear weapons.”
I think Dave’s on to something, here.
“Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration.”