Monday, October 1, 2018

                                    My First Spark

I'm not so much of an inspirational guy, but last week was tough and we think this one might be, too. So much sadness and anger in the Human world.

I am going to let the Human share her very favorite quote ever. It's from a T.S. Eliot poem called "Ash Wednesday."  She thinks it reminds us to pay attention and do what we can to help solve problems or right injustices, but also to maintain a calm and steady truth at our core that can't be touched no matter how things turn out in the world beyond us. Frankly, I have no idea if that's what ole T.S. had in mind, but we'll let every Human and kitty decide for themselves.

                     Blessed sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,
                     Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
                     Teach us to care and not to care
                     Teach us to sit still

8 comments:

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Oh Spitty my Love! Mes does not comments much any more, but yous is special!
It is most fabulishious to sees yous Sparking! Mes is totally impressed with the T.S. Musings. Mes shall has to reads more (or goes and visits him). Mes thinks talking with Mr Elliot might bes fun! Mes s hoping that yous and your staff has a better week, and Spitty darling, mes will comes and visits yous in your dreams this week.
Many Many Extras Special Kisses
Your Nellie Bellie

The Whiskeratti said...

Your human is right, it's a very difficult and sad time right now. Our mom will have to contemplate the poem.

Just Ducky said...

Interesting words. Sometimes we need to be still and listen.

Megan said...

If you count your nap times, I would say that sitting still was (another) one of your best things Spitty.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Brian said...

That's a good one Spitty. Now then, can I get Brother Simon to sit still???

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Thank your human for that, Spitty. So many have come undone in the wake of these last few weeks. :-(

Eastside Cats said...

One-white-whisker-Spitty, methinks TS was talking about cats...

pilch92 said...

That is an excellent spark Spitty.