Saturday, October 03, 2015

Purr Envy

I envy my kitty's purr —
it rumbles & thrums
through her body
like rolling thunder.

See the Scientific American article on Why Cats Purr. It echoes a hypothesis I've had – that purring is a sort of meditation cats use, a self-calming in stressful situations. It is, indeed, a sound of contentment; so, when stressed, the cat strives to induce contentment by purring.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Idée d’jour

Lives based on having are less free than lives based either on doing or on being.
– William James