Saturday, December 15, 2007

Eventually the Truth Always Comes

I love this story, even though it is sad because it reminds us that Truth comes in different forms and sometimes when we least expect it.
Thanks to Buddhism Kalachakranet Organization
"A young widower, who loved his five year old son very much, was away on business when bandits came who burned down the whole village and took his son away. When the man returned, he saw the ruins and panicked. The took the burnt corpse of an infant to be his son and cried uncontrollably. He organised a cremation ceremony, collected the ashes and put them in a beautiful little bag which he always kept with him.
Soon afterwards, his real son escaped from the bandits and found his way home. He arrived at his father's new cottage at midnight and knocked at the door. The father, still grieving asked: "Who is it?" The child answered, it is me papa, open the door!" But in his agitated state of mind, convinced his son was dead, the father thought that some young boy was making fun of him. He shouted: "Go away" and continued to cry. After some time, the child left.
Father and son never saw each other again."
After this story, the Buddha said: "Sometime, somewhere, you take something to be the truth. If you cling to it so much, even when the truth comes in person and knocks on your door, you will not open it."

If you think you have nothing to learn from this story because it has a Buddhist context, read this:
"Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist;
use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are."
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Okay, here I go again!

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

What's Goin On?

I'm with Cluny Camillo; what's going on around here? Okay, family, send me an e-mail!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

I'm from South Philadelphia

Okay, this one is really funny! You've got to take this test!
P.S. I'm from Arkansas.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Philadelphia

Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you're not from Philadelphia, then you're from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you've ever journeyed to some far off place where people don't know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn't have a clue what accent it was they heard.

The Midland
The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Monday, March 26, 2007

Cluny Camillo & Cuervo Sebastian: Deux Chats Extraordinaire!

I know you've all been waiting for these. I believe that they are in chronological order. Just look at how these cats have grown!
The big news: Cluny Camille is Cluny Camillo!
Cluny is a boy!!! The vet happened to notice (happily) when we took him/her in to be spayed and he ended up neutered!
The pictures are over the last 3 months or so.

Cluny loves to stretch out! This is the way that he sleeps! Only he usually has his front legs over his head so that he's stretched out end to end!They do love each other most of the time!
They look so little here!Cluny has discovered how to go under the bed, then climb up the back of the headboard to get to where he sleeps - stretched out across the middle of the bed horizontally.

The bathroom belongs to the cats now. A favorite activity is throwing anything into the sink, and everything onto the floor - especially my hairbrush.

Look at those blue eyes! And at Cuervo's little pointed chin!

Cuervo is fascinated by water. A nice little steady stream can delight him for hours. (Of course, he drinks from the sink also.Of course, he'd prefer to drink straight from the faucet, and he often wistfully paws the knobs trying to turn the water on. If he ever learns how, we'll have a water bill from hell.

This is still Cuervo's favorite place to sleep - all night.
This morning, they were waiting for me. Cluny wanted me to SEE the hairbrush going on the floor, and Cuervo wanted the water turned on.
Doesn't this give you a new visual for "couch potato"?
Why Cluny is licking his lips, I've no idea unless he's doing it for the camera.
He does tend to pose, and he's very accustomed to getting his picture taken. Look at that lovely tiger-striped tail - he's so proud of it!
These cats are so clever, so beautiful, and so loving!
My life is now punctuated by the sound of purring; I measure time by the sound of kitty mews.