A matter of the heart.

??????????       Well if you ask me, I find it all rather silly.  Fancy going to such lengths to discover THE TRUTH. If they were a bit more nicer to one another  then they wouldn´t have to experience such a fatal trial. There´s too many “broken hearts” and not enough love on the planet.

??????????       It´s the human way Mr. Midnight.  Humans would sooner experience their sufferings and stay on their “comfortable” known path than to move to “uncertain” pastures green and accept “change” as a possibility for remedy.

Don´t be too harsh with the humans Mr. Midnight.

10559817_908418939172062_2675612140325727190_n       Hello, hello, hello.  What´s going off here then?  Are you criticising the human world again?

MM-Avatar       No daddy.  I wouldn´t dream of it.  😉

To tell you the truth, I actually feel quite sorry for you all.   Humans do seem to get themselves into a pickle.  I thought you all thought you were so intelligent.

SW-Avatar       Mr. Midnight has just finished reading that article in the “health” section of your newspaper. It states that the main cause of death for human beings are illnesses related to the heart.

MM-Avatar       Humans seem to attract heart attacks and other heart related diseases so easily.  It´s no wonder really.

author-Avatar       I don´t think I like the gist of your words Mr. M.   What do you mean by “it´s no wonder”?

SW-Avatar       He doesn´t mean to be rude or anything daddy.  I understand what he means.  How many animals do you know manage to die from heart diseases?

author-Avatar       I suppose animals usually die of either “old age”, abuse, stress, habitat destruction or some form of pollution.  There are many ways an animal can die.

MM-Avatar       Your smelly moving machines are also something to watch out for.  Honestly, the way some of you humans drive those things.

SW-Avatar       Animals very rarely die from  heart disease.  Heart disease is more of a human thing.

author-Avatar       Perhaps because of hereditary reasons or because we decide to avoid taking care of our bodies properly.

SW-Avatar       Yes, they are also good causes for concern but they are not what Mr. Midnight was suggesting.

author-Avatar       Could you please enlighten me then?   I´m kind of curious to know you answer.

MM-Avatar       Curiosity killed the cat.  That´s another way to go.  😉

Let me fill you in:-

Since the dawn of human existence, human beings have always searched for peace and yet,  there has never been peace on earth.

If “true peace” does not reside within our hearts  (genuine love)  then the outcome is almost certain.

It´s very easy to love ones family and close friends but genuine love goes much further than that.

If true love is absent from the heart then “the heart” may eventually become ill, hence heart diseases being the Top Cause of human illnesses.

The human world does not “love one another”; at least not in the true sense of “loving”.  Humans seem to be incapable of  genuinely “loving” one another.

author-Avatar       It´s sometimes very hard to find  genuine peace and to love life (and ones surroundings) from the heart.

So you´re saying that if we genuinely love our surroundings and our time on this planet then we could avoid experiencing heart problems.

MM-Avatar       Leaving out the subject of hereditary diseases; you´ve hit the nail on the head.

SW-Avatar       People – please don´t misunderstand.  Mr. M. does not mean that everybody with a heart condition is incapable of  loving properly but that if humans as a whole, took more time to genuinely open their hearts, then heart conditions could be avoided and be a thing of the past.  Obviously, it´s all a matter of opinion.

MM-Avatar       All illnesses have their reasoning. Purrrhaps it´s time to set off on an adventure within oneself to discover how to banish those illnesses.

It´s completely up to you lot.

For myself, I decide to stay healthy – that is if one of those smelly, moving things doesn´t  mow me down first.   😉


(C) MAGS 2014



author-Avatar       I´ve just finished tidying that part of the garden.  Do you have to sit right in the middle of where I´ve just planted those seeds?

DSCN0672       I thought you were making a nice bed for me daddy.  I was only tidying up your work by padding the soft brown stuff. Now it looks all nice and cosy for me to lay in.

author-Avatar       I can see that that you´ve had your paws all over the place – you´ve disturbed all the earth.  There´s not much point planting seeds if you´re going to rake everything up again.

DSCN0673       But  contrary to popular human belief, the brown, warm stuff is supposed to be for everyone.

DSCN0674       Yes daddy, the  earth belongs to nobody because it belongs to everyone.  I thought you would have known that by now.

Human beings are a little bit like us cats.  We love to create our territory as much as you do but the human race, especially powerful so-called “modern countries”,   often seem to act very heavy handed in their greedy attempts to “pinch” even more land than is really necessary.

No wonder your cultures invest so much time and effort into creating wars.

author-Avatar       You´re quite right in your assessment Sir Winston but casting the sad truth of human existence aside;  I´ve  put so much time and effort into getting that part of the garden nice and tidy. It´s a little frustrating when Mr. Midnight decides to “plough” everything up again with his paws.

DSCN0663       I was only bedding your plants in daddy.  Anyway, I think that part of the garden looks quite nice without any human help.

DSCN0652       Our garden looks somehow natural and that´s how things are supposed to be.  Just look at all of those strange gardens in the neighbourhood.  They are often either sterile or  artificial looking.  Gardens which look like that are not my cup of tea.

DSCN0658       And they´re not my bowl of milk either.  🙂

author-Avatar       Everyone will have a different perception as to what is to be termed as being “nice” , “artificial”or “sterile”. It´s all a matter of opinion.

DSCN0661       How right you are. I suppose the most important thing is that everybody is satisfied and happy with what they have created.

author-Avatar       Quite true, but at this moment in time I´m not satisfied with my efforts.  I was satisfied until Mr. Midnight decided to lend a paw or two or three.

SW-Avatar       Don´t be so grumpy daddy.  It´s only a garden. I´m sure you´ll find a solution.  Just chill a little.

author-Avatar       Thanks for your advice Sir Winston. I´ll bear that in mind next time you wish to sleep and then you moan at me for using the vacumn cleaner.

SW-Avatar       The solution is easy daddy.  Let´s make a compromise.

MM-Avatar       I´m all up for it.  What do you propose we do Sir Winston.

SW-Avatar       It´s quite simple really.  Daddy digs another part of the garden and Mr. Midnight promises to try and stay there whenever  he wishes to chill.

MM-Avatar       Well I could give it a go but my natural instincts may call and then I´ll have to probably rake up another part of the garden as well.  Still, it´s worth a try even if it is only to make daddy a little happier.

author-Avatar       Your solution sounds quite reasonable Sir Winston although I don´t give it much hope.

SW-Avatar       Remember the old wisdom daddy.  You know, the philosophy of what we believe, will be.  Think positive and things will turn out positive.  If you´re going to take such an attitude of not giving our compromise a chance then Mr. Midnight will walk all over YOUR nice garden.

author-Avatar       OK.  I´m game if you two are.  We both have differing viewpoints so our only chance is to meet somewhere in the middle and to make a compromise.

DSCN0661       It´s a shame humans don´t make more compromises in their lives.  The world would most probably be a better place if they did.

DSCN0660       We´re both off to test daddy’s new piece of garden.

Come on daddy. Hurry up. Get digging.  We want to get our paws to work and later rest our weary heads.  😉



Your true self

SW-Avatar       It´s tricky but i´ll get it in the end.

MM-Avatar      Here you are; try using this wooden thing to poke it out.

SW-Avatar       How am I supposed to get my paws around that Mr. Midnight?  You can´t even properly hold the thing yourself.

MM-Avatar       I´m only trying to be of service.  Fancy knocking it behind the warmth generating thing on the wall.

author-Avatar       Hi boys.  What´s happening?  Have you lost something?

SW-Avatar       We were both feeling a little bored, what with the water dropping out of the sky all the time, and so I decided to have a “kick-about” with that sweetie wrapper you scrunched into a ball last night while playing with us.

author-Avatar       At least you managed to find out where  the wrapper got to.  And now you´ve got  it  stuck behind the radiator?

MM-Avatar       We can´t help it daddy.  It´s raining cats and dogs outside.

SW-Avatar       That´s a strange expression Mr. Midnight. Where´d you pick it up?

MM-Avatar       Mr cool Dog from next door uses the term quite a lot.  I love copying his cool habits.  But when  thinking  about it, I don´t want to copy ALL of his habits. He´s got some very embarrassing habits you know.

SW-Avatar       Well he´s a dog.  He´s bound to have some strange habits.  I do love watching him in a morning though, you know, when he takes his human for a walk.  He loves to lead and show his human who´s in control.  He´s so sure of himself.  I couldn´t behave like that.

MM-Avatar       I don´t particularly want to behave like that.  If I had to take daddy for a walk everyday I´d get tired very quickly.  We cats are not supposed to take humans for walks. That´s a dogs thing, although I´ve also heard that dogs are supposed to walk behind their masters.   Still, Mr Dog is very cool and he does love doing things quite the opposite.

author-Avatar       I´ve managed to remove your “ball” from behind the radiator.

SW-Avatar       Thanks daddy.  My legs were not long enough to stretch behind the radiator.

author-Avatar       No problem. Perhaps you should play in the living room next time. The study is rather small.

MM-Avatar       We will daddy.  There´s not enough room to swing a cat in the study.

SW-Avatar       I beg your pardon Mr Midnight.  Which of us two is going to get swung around the study?

MM-Avatar       It´s only a figure of speech Sir Winston. Keep your britches on. Nobody´s swinging anybody today.

author-Avatar       Mr. Midnight means that there is not enough room to play in the study.  Don´t worry Sir Winston.  I think Mr. Midnight´s copying Mr Dog again.

MM-Avatar       I don´t know what britches are anyway.  It just sounds like a nice word.

author-Avatar       Britches (or breeches) are knee-length trousers so I don´t think Sir Winston has to worry about keeping his britches on.  He doesn´t wear any.  🙂

SW-Avatar       Fancy copying other peoples words when you´re not sure what they mean.  It seems  rather daft if you ask me.

MM-Avatar       Well I´m glad that  daddy let the cat out of the sack because now I´m more the wiser.   🙂

SW-Avatar       And what´s with all these strange “cat” expressions.   You wouldn´t get me in a sack.

author-Avatar       Mr Dog  has certainly got  his influence upon you Mr. Midnight.  You´re starting to frighten Sir Winston.

Like I´ve already said.  If you´re going to use words and sentences you should be aware of what they actually mean.  It´s neither cool or hip to use words when one is not aware of  their real  meaning.

MM-Avatar       But people do things like that all the time.  I just wanted to try and “slip into the groove” of your society.

People love cool things.

author-Avatar       But there should also be some authenticity to your “cool” actions.

Why not create YOUR OWN cool image instead of copying from others?

MM-Avatar       It could be a little bit like hard work but thank you daddy, I´ll chew your wise words over.

??????????        If you find daddy´s words too dry when chewing them over have a bowl of milk afterwards.   That always works wonders.   😉

??????????          I´m not the same as Mr Dog but I can still be cool – but in my own, special way.

SW-Avatar       That sounds like a very good idea Mr. Midnight. Discover your own individuality and give us all a break from those terrible, human cat expressions.

MM-Avatar       And you stop being such a scaredy cat Sir Winston.  Words can´t harm you.

author-Avatar       I think they can! Words are more powerful than you think.

MM-Avatar       Well I´m going to think about what daddy said about being individual and cool, which reminds me. Purrrhaps I may also have a bite to eat with which to accompany my “chewing of words” activity.

SW3       And I´m  going to chill  a bit more  and  not take life so seriously.  After all, if you wish to enjoy life to the full one must be authentic  and  true to oneself.