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Lost mind

Lost mind
November 07, 2013, 02:07:36 AM
In a small outdoor food-court in a humid, massively overpopulated area somewhere in south east Asia, I watched an old man have a conversation with himself, that is to say, when he wasn't too busy begging for money. Of course once he had collected enough money he went and bought food. And once he had bought the delicious food he went and fed it to the many feral cats that secretly inhabit every crevice, little souls that no civilized member of society would otherwise notice.

Apparently, he has been here doing this for as long as anyone can remember.

His insanity struck me as type of sanity.

Re: Lost mind
November 07, 2013, 02:40:09 AM
Ah. Nice story. I see it. I understand it, too.
Prioritizing, in a way no socialist would be able to fathom.
Endless compassion, an unspoken bond, and the hell with anybody else's opinion.

Re: Lost mind
November 08, 2013, 03:14:44 PM
Compassion like that is truly rare. No reward except the reward of doing good. Giving back to life, instead of taking from it. Being sane in an insane world.

Re: Lost mind
November 08, 2013, 05:37:52 PM
Compassion is feeding feral cats who subsequently ravage most of the ecology and life in the area?

Re: Lost mind
November 08, 2013, 06:24:48 PM
Feral cats, generally, do a lot less ravaging than feral humans.
They are also more attractive and a lot more furry.

Re: Lost mind
November 08, 2013, 06:32:18 PM
Has a cat ever:

Razed a forest
Built a shopping mall
Dropped Bombs
Invented nu-metal?

Exactly.

Kill the humans; save the cats.

Re: Lost mind
November 08, 2013, 08:49:13 PM
No, but they have caused the extinction of numerous species.

Still, I love cats ^_^

Re: Lost mind
November 08, 2013, 09:05:35 PM
You'll find, if you consider it, that any carnage wreaked by (domestic) cats, has its root in human interference.
Cats manufacture and employ neither ships nor aircraft. They have their place within their own environment, until humans inflate their numbers, and move them around, artificially.

All my cats have wandered in from the woods, after being used/abused/kicked-out, by humans. All my rabbits, too.
The compassionate man, the subject of this thread, was picking up and caring for, the pieces left over after humans interfered with nature. Seen only as a lunatic, this man is only a lunatic. Seen as a fragment of a larger picture, this man is a saint.

Atonement.