You are entitled to what you want; otherwise why would you want it?


If you are familiar with a cat and have one as a friend, this captures it all. I like too the fact that author Hans was born the same day as I

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Be the noble curator of your excellence,
for fate made you perfect.
In all things, be precise:
standing, sitting, staring, walking, sniffing, eating, sleeping, killing.
Never look in mirrors, which are windows for the insecure.
Sleep in a variety of comfortable places,
which were created for you alone.
Make acquaintances, never friends.
The latter tend to cling.

All phenomena are potential enemies.
Therefore, stare, listen, listen, stare, sniff, stare, listen, sniff,
hide, stare, and listen.
Never perform tricks.
Leave those to dogs, who need to be wanted and want to be liked.
Talk as necessary, but never just to chit-chat.
Crack the whip of feline fury as you wish.
Keep the blades of your four feet sharp and retracted like long-held resentments.
Let your soul’s motor idle and strum the taut cord of your body. No one owns you.

God made you and likes you best.
In a world that’s dubious, you are…

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3 thoughts on “You are entitled to what you want; otherwise why would you want it?

  1. jhvn October 15, 2013 / 10:05 am

    An excellent demonstration of the difference between cats and humans. Enthroning desires as entitlements produces antisocial personality disorder in humans. Perhaps that’s why we admire cats. We project our own indiscrete egotism onto them and avoid responsibility.

    John

    • fictionfitz October 15, 2013 / 10:41 am

      I will never look at my cat the same way again.

  2. Carole Webber October 15, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    This appears to be an essay about self. The cat metaphor is used as an excuse,poor Charlie

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