"My quest to defeat my monkey mind remains." - Pearl
If you ever figure out how to control your 'monkey mind' let me know. All mine does is leave the door open so more of his buddies can infest the nest. And THIS is what I traded the ability to climb trees with only my feet for? Monkey Kal want do-over.
Pearl has one of those great blogs where you get ONE brilliantly written observation on life in the big city a day and no more. You are lucky if she toses in a picture to illustrate her post topic (which is something I am obsessive about doing here and the 'Cave of Cool') She doesn't need shiney beads and buttons to draw in her readers.
Her 'less' is so much 'more', however, when compared to my balloon juice. The genius of her storytelling is that I never know where she is going. She can close a post and bring you back full circle like no one I read daily.
It's a very satifying way to absorb her observational essays. If I was still teaching I would focus heavily on this style of writing. As a reader, I always feel rewarded for the time I spend with her words. I also find the same things ironic and hilarious that she does. I understand her love of Polka.
She is also an expert on what motivates the cat - from deep inside it's brain. I would call her the 'Cat Whisperer' if I didn't want that title myself. Nothing personal Pearl. I am thrilled that you often read my stuff. It's like both Elvis and Tupac both giving me the 'stamp of approval'.
That makes her one of the greats that you need to be following.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.