I have a coupla posts about the Cat. So what? Of mice and men, cats and magic….there but for the grace of the Cat go I. Timelines? Did someone mention timelines? What? That was “timeframe”? I see.
I’m thinkin’ I have one more post about the Cat here. I mean, who doesn’t have a “Trilogy”? Back to the Future, The Matrix…The Godfather. Besides, you know what they say about trilogies. OK, the number 3 at least…. “it happens in 3’s, they go in 3’s, 3rd times a charm”, etc.
All of us can easily conjure up on the giant screen inside our brains, famous movie trilogies. Or recollect fondly? from our formative years the various religious references involving trilogies -Father, Son, Holy Ghost, Taoist Trilogy, the theory of clarks, scotts, rogers.… Aren’t there 3 major food groups? And what about the I, IV, V? Huh? Huh?! Triads, whether they be religious, criminal, physical or musical in nature, are significant.
Life is a triad. Can we call it a Trilogy? There are 3 “events”: we’re born, have a “life” and we die. 3 components that are linked and intertwined, in my humble opinion, in an Escher kind of way. There is no starting point A that immediately and linearly produces the B that ends with the flatline C. As a clarklike female, I prefer to think of life more like a Mobius strip and my existence as simple “configuration space”. I know what you’re thinkin’ about now….”any minute Girlie’s gonna go off on a Pythagorean rant with a side dish of discourse regarding the importance of adhering to proper Euclidian etiquette when in the company of well to do, hypontenustic people. LOL
……don’t worry. I’m better now. Sometimes when we freefloat, ponder the past, search the present or plan for the future we find ourselves veering off into all sorts of uncharted territory – landscapes morphed by memory, the litter of lingering feelings strewn along the roadsides… it’s easy to miss the paw prints. But if we are lucky, like little Jamaal, we’ll have a shoulder upon which to perch for however brief the moment, and the world will open up again to life lessons and the Cat….