Jun 14, 2010

Last Resting Place

Working through my sadness... I apologize for being morose. I feel responsible for the loss of Tabbico but I am pulling myself through it all. We will get to the other side of the pain, together.

Last Resting Place, then end of the earthly struggle for Tabbico the feral cat
Last Resting Place

Life is about struggle. Peace and happiness are to be savored for their briefness amid toil.

Nothing in life is permanent. Each moment is only a step on a forever journey. Relationships are here and then they pass. Living in the moment, in the present time, we cannot know what is around the next corner; so we must deal with each moment as it arrives.

If we live in the past and spend our time thinking of what might have been, we will miss the best of the present moments that the future will bring us. And so we must move on...

The World Wonders..
The World Wonders
Pesky visits the resting place of a friend.

As through a glass, darkly.... We wonder at the world, and understand so little of it all. We peer to see the future but can only dream of what might be. Then having arrived with nothing, we depart the same way. Pesky the former feral cat wonders....

Pesky's  lesson is the impermanence of all things. The only way of peace is to practice non-attachment; of loving without possessing -- for possession is illusion. What we think of as ours is only on loan. It is here for a time. And eventually, the time is up.

It is a lesson I fight against all too often. I will work in this....
I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the mark of the higher calling...

I will not bring this up again.