Become like the sun.
If you do so, all darkness will be dispelled.
No matter what happens,
live confidently with the conviction that you,
yourself are the “sun.
Of course, in life there are sunny days and cloudy days.
But even on cloudy days, the sun is still there.
Even when you are suffering, it is vital that you strive
to keep the sun shining brightly in your heart.
― Daisaku Ikeda
on May 21, 2018
Like the cat
who finds her way back home over a thousand miles,
like the dog
who waits for his master to arrive on the train that never comes,
like the one
who keeps a vigil at her master’s grave until she too can cross the bridge,
some people and their pets
are woven together by threads of life and they cannot,
and will not, for long
― Kate McGahan
a cunning collection of contradictions.
A cat is lazy and busy, dainty and savage,
affectionate and aloof, greedy and finicky,
sound asleep in one instant,
and awake and stalking in the next.
A cat is a limp puddle of softness,
surrounding a steel-hard and ever-alert set of muscles.
... A cat has the face of a pansy flower,
and is just as velvety.
A cat holds infinity in her eyes,
and your heart in her front paws.
- Leonore Fleischer
on May 14, 2018