The last the two weeks have been full of adventure in terms of my professional career with some travel and a lot of catching up with old friends and making new friends. I also along with CCL got a sneak peak at something very exciting. During such stressful business activity, it is wonderful to have friends and family and of Jean Claude and Koko who provide endless entertainment when I am home. I am still struck by those who by virtue of their being, despite fame and fortune, who invite loneliness by their behavior – their constant need for attention, demands. Others and other people’s time don’t matter in their world. They are selfish to the point of claiming ownership over others time, they stalk people through Social Media and other means, never grasping that their oneness is something that they have created. In times like these prayer is the answer.
Yes, all good things must come to an end. The last several weeks with Jean Claude, the black Bombay, and Koko, the domestic short-hair have been wonderful. They love my house in Brookland DC with its unique hiding places and views. Alas, they are now at CCL’s residence where they are exploring the “hood.”
There are some who seek drama and excitement at every turn. Life for them is reality TV – anything but real – never peaceful.
The soul needs the subtle nuturing that only a moment of quiet and peace can bring – ok maybe in Brookland DC birds are still chirping. Try a quiet prayer, look up, a yoga pose – but a moment
Regardless of religious belief or practice, there are ways to find a moment for soul renewal – even if it’s just to sit in one’s backyard with a good book for five minutes.
Custom blind companies do a booming business the Washington, D.C. area where CCL and I live. We both have used the services of such companies and the results have been great. Still, there are rooms in my house where installation of custom blinds, curtains or even shades would not be a viable option for Jean Claude and Koko. They like to look out the windows of various rooms, particularly my bedroom and my living room. Jean Claude as expressed his desire opening at first destroying the plastic blinds that I have in my bedroom, now he simply pats on the blinds each morning so I will raise them for his viewing pleasure.
The living room is another matter. As you can see I have found a solution that suits the needs of the cats.