The Author Seeks the Elusive Balance Between Self and Other

I am on a journey; a journey with no beginnings or ends, only middles. My mind is the chariot; my will, the horses; my spirit, the map; my memory, the glove compartment where I keep the map and also breath mints. What course do I set? Do I forge my path through the dark, untrammeled thicket of Individuality, or do I stroll serenely across the spotless shores of Individuality, which is the same thing but sounds better? Or is it best to follow the madding crowd, plying them with listicles about ten kitties who totally own Arbor Day and Disney princesses reimagined as postal workers?


Figi with a Jade Photobomb!, by toritoons, licensed under CC BY 2.0

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16 thoughts on “The Author Seeks the Elusive Balance Between Self and Other

  1. Emmberrann February 27, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Classic NTMTOM. Listicles. Beautiful kitteh. Philosophical maunderings. Or is it psychological? Or just psycho? Did we mention the beautiful kitteh? Why are we here?

    • Smartypants February 27, 2016 / 10:08 am

      Definitely one for the coffee table book – especially the last sentence, but really all of it – spot-on!

  2. amyliz February 27, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Deep thoughts, kitty…deep!

  3. Julie February 27, 2016 / 9:46 am

    The little white kitty is a metaphorical wink, no?

  4. Faye February 27, 2016 / 9:53 am

    I’m sorry to hear that your thicket remains untrammeled. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    (Glad to know the cats have more on their minds than In? or Out?)

  5. Haha February 27, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Goto meditation phrase, “Ohhmmmmmmgollywannapoopoo.”

    • debg February 27, 2016 / 11:52 am

      Most excellent! I love gentleman kitties.

      • Haha February 27, 2016 / 12:11 pm

        Hands Debg a parachute.

  6. Mal February 27, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Figi has been reading Plato again, eh? When will cats learn to stick with empiricism?

  7. Saffron February 27, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    I had to google ‘listicle’ cause I thought maybe it was kind of a dessert like a creamsicle? 😀
    Aaand now I am hungry for ice cream…

  8. Kay Fabe February 27, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    I’m totally up for them Arbor Day kitties.

  9. birdlady26 February 27, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Oreo kitty. If you only want middles, than this is the perfect kitty for you.

  10. cheshirekittehkat February 27, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    At first I thought this was Henri, the Pseudo-French kitty…..
    He also has a white kitty sidekick, whom he habitually downgrades as obtuse, dumb, etc….
    I just love black and white kitties; they often come across as philosophical…..and also very funny….;

  11. Kar February 27, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Out of curiosity, where do you stick the unused wads of paper napkins and ketchup packets if your glove box is full of breath mints?

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