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IF THEY CAN....b. Malin
WHY OH WHY CAN'T WE...
The other evening, Lover Man and I were taking our after Dinner Walk around the neighborhood, when we came upon the above scene. A cat, and at least three to four Seagulls, hanging out. Actually the above picture does not show this, but this lawn also had two other cats as well as an array of different birds eating the mixed seed that the owner had provided. The two other cats were eating their food along side of them. They were all just getting along and enjoying each others company as the Sun slowly set in the east. We stopped to watch and Lover Man snapped some pictures. For some reason the scene I described did not come out, but these two pictures did. So, if THEY can all get along and live in Peace and Harmony, why, oh why can't we?
Don't get me started on Families, because we know we can't choose them. But what if just for the Hell of it, we were to treat them like we treat our "Friends". Oh how Careful we are in what we say and do in the name of Friendship... RIGHT? Oh come on, you know what I'm talking about. I remember the first time I actually looked at my own Father and saw him as a Man, warts and all. He Loved women, but just didn't know how to get along with them...and FOUR wives later, he hadn't learned. But before he left this Earth, he and I were Friends. And my Mother, she was the "Original Auntie Mame", so ahead of her time...And such a rough time she had, and so she escaped, into her Mind, for many years. But thank goodness we formed a Wonderful Bond later on, when I was almost grown...and a 25 year Friendship was born, that left me with many Happy Memories after she was gone. My sister and I, are very different from one another, I've accepted that fact, I'm not sure she has, and as we grow older, we seem to be going through a Rough patch right now, but we'll make it through it, because she is (most of the time) my friend as well. And Friends do disappoint us every now and then.
And our Politicians and Government, and President...Oh why, Oh why can't they all get along for OUR SAKE...Us, the ones who elected them to work for US. How up side down our World has become. How disillusioning. I don't have the answers and now we know THEY certainly do not as well...But Hopefully they have a Conscience.
So, when I look at our Birds and Cats and any array of Animals that we'd never think would get along...I think to myself, If they Can, come on... WE can too!