"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
big Lou Lou is one of the two cats that I've recently adopted from a no-kill shelter. She had been there 301 days at the time of her adoption because no one wanted an older mature cat. Well, she is now in her forever home and will never again see the inside of a shelter.
The above "title quote" really has no relation to this picture of big Lou Lou other than it is one of my favorite Emerson quotes. I can think of one particular fake president to whom this quote is particularly applicable.
This morning in particular I am really missing my little friend. 13 years of companionship seems like not enough time. He will always be in my heart...
"To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there." ~Kofi Annan
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." ~Samuel Johnson
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." ~Henry David Thoreau
Thoughts on living...
All men and women are born, live, suffer and die;
what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams,
whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things,
and what we do to make them come about.
We do not choose to be born.
We do not choose our parents.
We do not choose our historical epoch,
the country of our birth,
or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing.
We do not, most of us, choose to die;
nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death.
But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.
Meet big Lou Lou