So the cats are with their mom today, although their imprint remains. Fuzzy toys, rumpled rugs, paw prints on the glass coffee table in the basement. Human beings leave imprints too. There are people who make one’s life better just by being who they are, flaws and all. There are people who try to pull you down consistently. Still peace knows no extremes. Sometimes the people we love bring conflict but I read once “peace is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it.”
As I write this I think about the people, the animals and things that bring peace in my life. By virtue of our humaness there is no perfection in any relationship or endeavor. We can only strive for peace and ultimately there are people (and pets) who bring a smile much of the time.