She keeps getting hungry for things she can’t have. This time it’s an open faced roast beef sandwich with gravy and mashed potatoes.
Stop pouting, silly girl. You can have that. Maruetsu has tasty roast beef and you can make gravy and mashed potatoes yourself.
But no, she says, it’s not the taste. It’s the experience. She wants the sticky vinyl booth seats, the Formica tabletops, the milkshake served in a tall glass, the waitress named Myrtle dressed in a pink uniform and coiffed in a beehive. Then she and her boyfriend Bobby will climb into his Edsel and head for the sock hop at the school gym. She’ll wear her poodle skirt and sweater set and saddle shoes.
You can see where this is going.
Meditation Cat says…
Dwell neither in the past nor in the future.
The past will always be what it was.
The future will always be ahead.
The present can only happen once.
Be in it.
Sunday was International Yoga Day.
Did you do yoga?
We did, and we created a new pose.
This is called Kneeling Fawn.
Be still. Be quiet.
And stop licking my face.
The doors to enlightenment do not open
to wiggly chatterboxes
and you have tuna breath.
Twitchy twitched her whiskers as she weighed the price of achieving nirvana, slightly resented the tuna breath comment, then blinked her eyes and curled up on the cushion. “It does not matter,” she thought as she drifted into sleep. “I will dream my dreams and when I wake, I will stretch and purr and play with my toys and if my breath smells of tuna it means my belly is full and I am happy. Who could want or need more than that?”
If it seems like you just can’t bear it,
maybe you need a bigger bear.
...if you can push your ego aside,
you can open your heart and mind
to what others are saying or feeling
without filtering or judgement,
appreciate them for what they are…
and then decide to ignore them.
Hi! I’m Booty Cat.
Meditation Cat is
in a pissy mood thinking lofty thoughts
so I get to do a guest appearance.
I don’t meditate.
I don’t think lofty thoughts.
I just hang onto the edge of this boot being adorable.
I’m pretty good at it, don’t you think?