And From My Walking Companion…..

A source of many a post, in the past, has come from the monk I walk with regularly when I am at Throssel. Here is a quote that came from him in an email this morning. Since his auntie is a regular reader and so is his brother, I think, this is a wave to all.

‘…And when asked about religion, Darwin diffidently responded “The whole subject is too profound for the human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe as he can”.

From The Reith Lectures 2010: Lecture 4: The Runaway World

I’d listened to this lecture but not jotted down the quote. Thanks for sending it O walking companion.

Fatal Distraction –

The temperature is rising, 31c here in the Flathead Valley Montana. And having just returned from a trip in a hot car my mind is returning to an article sent me earlier in the year. Yes, now is the time to link to this article, Fatal Distraction Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake.: Written by Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post.

Here is an extract from a congratulatory piece on winning the Pulitzer. Fatal Distraction is hard to read and at the same time deeply compassionate.

It’s a masterpiece. And it’s brutal. If you’re having a wonderful day, and are in high spirits, maybe you shouldn’t read it. But it’s a deserving winner, (Pulitzer Prize) and while we’ll never know for sure, I personally prefer to believe that this piece (written by Washington Post Staff Writer Gene Weingarten) has already saved many lives. That’s a fine thing to be able to say about a piece of writing!

From a review in The Huffington Post

Thanks to Julius for the link.

Remarkably Non-Vocal

Simon after grooming session

He appears in the kitchen at just before four in the afternoon. It’s clear that now is an OK to get out the FURminator and have at it. This little gadget is so good at getting out the undercoat of cats and dogs that shed I just have to give it a mention.

Long time readers may remember the post Cat and Moose in which Simon featured. He is still the happy cat he was two years ago, and remarkably non-vocal too.

Photo note: To get a sharp image of a cat after, or during, a grooming session is almost impossible. This is the best I could do.

The Minds Eye

‘Eyes In The Back Of The Head’ from Mugo on Vimeo.

This is a greeting from the woods of Washington. Recorded a couple of weeks ago. At least. And you should know I am talking about something that is common to all. The faculty of sight that is not reliant on the physical eyes and more on sense.
Now in Montana and ready to get back at it.

Love Is?

The way to know life is to love many things.

Van Gogh

I’d say that love has no edges, and still there are the 100 Grasses – every things, to love.

This quote was lifted from a recent comment. Thanks