Belief.....

..... mystics and philosophers have pondered the great mysteries of life since, well, forever..... and while we mortals use terms like karma, celestial balance, Xi, life force, etc, we rarely understand their deeper, real-world meanings......

.... as a casual and uneducated observer of Nature's Balance, I myself often wonder about the Great Things In Life..... love, passion, anger, lust, contentment, life, death, creation, fortitude, the number 42.....

.... and while normally stymied in my half-assed, hillbilly efforts to find the greater meaning in the everyday things that surround me, today did provide me with an unusual scene..... one which, as you do, I snapped a photograph of...... so without further gumsmacking & mental frolicking, behold "Yin and Yang" as the Chinese originally envisioned them thousands and thousands of years ago....

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..... yep, ole Fred & Bob at their most Chinese.......... and those are the same two kitties who bat, smack, bite, and hiss at each other every evening while vying for the best position (at the full-length glass kitchen door) to watch The Missus and I eat our dinner..... but after one single, solitary frosty night?...... duality at it's most marvelous...... two cats who literally cannot STAND each other when they are awake are suddenly the BEST of friends when the temperature drops below 32 and the wind begins to blow.......

.... you know, I'd really like to believe in the whole Yin/Yang thing..... I truly, truly would...... and I do on one level or another, I suppose..... I mean, it is a plausible philosophy, but I don't think that it is quite complete yet.......

... however, I do have to admit that I admire the way that Fred & Bob instinctively mimicked the customary shape of the Yin/Yang emblem, though..... there must be something to be said about that.....

..... but just like the Bermuda Triangle and Socialized Medicine, I need a bit more evidence before I agree to an actual belief.....

... still, though, you do have to admit..... the shit around here is strange...... so, Yin & Yang?.... I just don't know....... but I like to think that my kitties are just more pragmatic than most other beasts.....

by Eric on December 03, 2008 | Bullshit (3) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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Just goes to show that yin and yang works well... Just sayin' ;)

Bullshitted by Richmond on December 3, 2008 08:05 PM

I could not help but feel a pang at seeing this photo...it reminded me of when Hakuna and Matata would cuddle up together.

Alas, those days are gone, and when Neighbor comes to visit there is not cuddling...only hissing, spitting, and the Big Tail...

Enjoy them kitties, bro...they have discovered one of the Great Truths of Life...

Bullshitted by Elisson on December 3, 2008 10:05 PM

I have an 8 month old tom and an 8 year old female who thinks she is about 2. They race through the house taking turns as to who is attacker and who is attackee and then settle so quietly you would think that they never move. The tom thinks my Lab-Chow-Damn Golden Retriever that jumped the back fence (said in one breath) mix grew that big fuzzy tail just for him to attack. Lucky for him she is a mellow dog.

Bullshitted by Rey B on December 4, 2008 09:44 AM