Comforting Thought: When fear melts, all that is left is love

Love has many identities. The love of parents, spouses, siblings. The heady love of youth, the mellow love of old age. The love of passion, all fiery and insatiable, the subtle love of maturity. The love one person has for another for no particular reason. When fear melts, all that is left is love. InContinue reading “Comforting Thought: When fear melts, all that is left is love”

Book Review: Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape by Cal Flynn

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Publisher: William Collins Books Genre: Non-fiction, anthropology, environmental science, natural history, animal rights. What happens when humans foresake and ruin landscapes? They are never truly abandoned. Instead they are engulfed by the non-human world and they become teeming with many other foresaken wild lifeforms. The weeds, plants, insects, birds and large mammals moveContinue reading “Book Review: Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape by Cal Flynn”

Comforting Thought: A cat represents our shared humanity during the worst of times

A cat represents our shared humanity during the worst of times Readers of this blog will remember I reviewed the biographical book about the doomed Karluk and her crew in the enthralling book ‘The Ice Master’ by Jennifer Niven. That book briefly mentions but doesn’t highlight the plight of the plucky feline on board namedContinue reading “Comforting Thought: A cat represents our shared humanity during the worst of times”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #89

Check out some gigantic dogs, playful pups of the sea, electrifying house music, mouth-watering Lebanese platters and much more. It’s a magical mystery tour of some of the funkiest shops on Content Catnip road – edition #89. Mall Grab – Breathing I love the handheld, 90’s feel of this video clip and classic 90’s raveyContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #89”

Comforting Thought: Take a donkey’s kiss

Donkey kisses have to be taken. They are not given. But they are soft as cotton wool. They come with liquid brown eyes that look at you with mischief. Eyes that, inspite of it all forgive the wrongs done to them by human ignorance. So gently, and with great care, take a donkey kiss. AndContinue reading “Comforting Thought: Take a donkey’s kiss”

Book Review: A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History by Baba the Cat

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Genre: Non-Fiction, History, Cats Publisher: Henry Holt Books Review in one word: Bonkers Imagine, if you will, a book that is so cheeky, so guileful and slinky that it could only have been written by a worldly feline and dictated to a lowly human author. In fact because Baba is so condescending toContinue reading “Book Review: A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History by Baba the Cat”

Comforting Thought: A highly sensitive person (HSP) can be an enduring anchor during difficult times

Whatever the times, suffering eventually touches every life. How we live with it, and help others to is one of the greatest ethical and creative opportunities for HSPs. We HSPs do a great disservice to ourselves and others when we think of ourselves as weak compared to the warrior. Our strength is different, but frequentlyContinue reading “Comforting Thought: A highly sensitive person (HSP) can be an enduring anchor during difficult times”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #88

Cuddle your furry ones closely, plant some forests, enjoy some funky house music and chomp down on some crispy tofu in this week’s edition #88. Hope you enjoy this trans-aurealian train journey.

Comforting Thought: Valueable things in life are shy

Please know that the truest most valuable things in life don’t come with fireworks. They are shy. They come wrapped in breezes, warm and cold. They can be tasted, felt, seen and touched. They are stealthy. Remember to stay alert. Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life by Mary McEvoy

Ancient Word of the Day: Ubuntu

A beautiful and ancient word that denotes the deep collective power of empathy and humanity. Ubuntu is a Xhosa word that denotes sharing what you have. As in, my humanity is inextricably linked and bound up in yours. Ubuntu recognises that true healing is impossible without recognition of our common humanity and common destiny. ‘TheContinue reading “Ancient Word of the Day: Ubuntu”