(Mr Midnight deliberating what to do next).
It was a sunday morning, a little after 11, and after having had my sunday jog, freshened up and finished my breakfast, the three of us, Mr Midnight to my left and Sir Winston to my right, now sat on the sofa so that I could read the sunday newspaper. It wasn´t always easy reading the paper because the boys often liked to wash themselves when I had the newspaper spread-out on my lap. When washing themselves, especially their hind legs, their other leg would often stick out at a 35 degree angle and frequently get entangled with the newspaper. One could say that the acrobatics required when reading such a large newspaper with two cats balanced on either side were sometimes, quite a remarkable feat.
Look at this article. It says that the European Union in Brussels has decided to “clear-up” roundabouts on European roads by making it illegal to place sculptures, flowers, or any other object, upon them; thus making motoring safer for motorists.
Some of the things politicians get up to, eh!. 🙂
Why do some humans have problems negotiating roundabouts just because large cats stand in the centre of them? Are people frightened of large cats?
Listen to my words: The bear´s not real you know – it won´t harm you. You can go safely around the roundabout because the bear won´t jump out at you. 🙂
I think plans to remove pleasant objects from roundabouts, especially animal sculptures, have more to do with the fact that people may otherwise, feel intimidated when driving around roundabouts with bear´s appearing much larger than themselves. People aren´t fond of feeling small – especially when they feel small because of an animal. People believe that animals are lower than humans on the evolutionary path.
I believe the reason for banishing objects from roundabouts has more to do with people obviously being easily distracted from watching where they are driving. Their distractions may cause them to crash their vehicle.
That´s rather stupid isn´t it? I thought that humans were supposed to be intelligent creatures. One must be pretty doolally if unable to negotiate a beautifully decorated roundabout without creating an accident.
Why do humans seem to love practicality and require so many rules and regulations?
Do they not think for themselves?
And why do humans have difficulty in taking responsibility for their actions?
We cats are fully aware of our responsibilities.
We seem to have also forgotten the importance of living in the moment and the fact that what ever people and society wish to make us believe, we are all individuals. Modern society has created artificial structures with many finding it difficult to get through life. On top of all this, and through convenient habit, many have now become used to avoiding self-responsibility and would sooner play the role of victim of society than to use their own intellect, search for their own solutions and take responsibility for their actions.
It´s much easier to complain about another not having done their job properly than for us to get up, and do something about the situation ourselves.
For example, the instructions on a frozen pizza box will often inform us to avoid placing the pizza with its packaging in the oven. In my opinion, a classic example for absurdity and the bleeding obvious.
You can say that again. One must be pretty pyscho if you´re an adult and still don´t understand that plastic packaging can make you poorly. If things are as bad as that, then you shouldn´t even be allowed anywhere near the oven. You could burn down the house!
Perhaps people have switched their thinking caps off because of becoming too reliant upon modern gadgetry and the people who govern their countries. That would explain why some need very obvious messages with which to get through life. I don´t wish to tread on anybody´s feet but through my observations, many human beings seem to sadly, now possess dormant brains.
Oh yes daddy, didn´t you know – we cats love to meditate because it calms us down and keeps all channels open to the universe. That way, we do not need any further intel because we live with our instinct.
Modern humans live their lives in artificial environments but animals are not artificial. We are totally switched on.
You humans often confuse our meditations with cat-napping, or believing that we are asleep but most of the time, we are just plugged into the W.U.N. – The Wide Universe Net. We don´t need any incense sticks, bells or special sitting positions. We just meditate where it takes our fancy – in the hedge, on the doormat or behind the garden shed. The main thing is that we are not easily disturbed. We don´t like being disturbed.
I tried sitting in the “Lotus-position” not so long ago, just like some of you humans do, and I nearly damaged my back and ruptured my delicate area. “The lotus position” is very uncomfortable for us cats. That´s why you´ll never see a cat sitting in the “Lotus position”.
You humans have the W.W.W. (World Wide Web) – but that just seems to confuse most of you and inadvertently, wear you all out.
Why don´t some of you take more time to discover your connection to the universe? You wouldn´t need silly writing on pizza boxes if you did. Meditation helps close out your artificial world.
Eventually, the human race may also stumble upon the true meaning(s) of life. Until then, carry on with your “goings-off”. 🙂
(C) mags 2013