Blogger Creative Challenge 271: Perception

Tabby in the bath

“Tabby what are you doing in the bath?”

“Mrs. Human I am perceiving.”

“May I ask what you are perceiving.”

“As the great Oscar Wilde Cat said “The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” Mice live in holes, you can eat mice, but not the holes so forget the donut, meaning the grass and earth. Concentrate on the mouse. We felines might be pessimists, but we eat the mice and not the grass and earth; just a matter of perception.”

“That sounds very philosophical Tabby. I did not realise that you had achieved a higher level in feline psychology.”“We felines are not stupid Mrs. Human, life is not just about tuna fish and catching birds and mice. There is a deeper meaning as the great Nikolai Gogol Purr said “Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord.”“Which means Tabby?”

“Birds are useful if you are hungry, who cares about the colour of their feathers. You cannot eat the feathers, it is the inside values they have: the meat. It is just a matter of how you perceive the subject. ”

“So why are you sitting in the bath?”

“Obvious, according how you perceive the matter: I am thinking, therefore I am. It is also a matter of keeping cool in the hot weather. And now leave me to my thoughts and logic and if you really perceive the problem, you would not ask such stupid human questions.”

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Daily Prompt: Fearful Symmetry

Pick a letter, any letter. Now, write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SYMMETRY.


Sliding through the mud
Slipping on a bug
Sloshing in the water
Such is life as slug

Silently take a rest
Sleeping in a hole
Sticky do not touch
Slimy is my goal

Suddenly I fly
Sailing through the air
Stupid human fingers
Sling without a care

Snails, they have a house
Seems that I have none
Sinking into water
Sometimes this is fun

See, I can be nice
Sometimes even great
So now am on my way
Soon I will meet my fate

Daily Prompt: Fearful Symmetry

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