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This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play. The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Tabby superb!

“With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?”
- Fernand Mery

W&N watercolour and Parker Fountain pen, Black Quink ink, on Visual 200gsm

 – In memory of my cat “Smewsy”, whom we were honoured enough to have in our lives for 13 years 

We all know the superstition about a black cat crossing your path. It is said that, to reverse the bad luck curse of a black cat crossing your path, first walk in a circle, then go backward across the spot where it happened and count to 13! Here are some more superstitions about cats.
  • Dreaming of white cat means good luck – American superstition
  • To see a white cat on the road is lucky – American superstition
  • It is bad luck to see a white cat at night – American superstition
  • If a cat washes behind its ears, it will rain – English superstition
  • A strange black cat on your porch brings prosperity – Scottish superstition
  • A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it – Italian superstition
  • A cat sleeping with all four paws tucked under means cold weather ahead – English superstition
  • When moving to a new home, always put the cat through the window instead of the door, so that it will not leave – American superstition
  • When you see a one-eyed cat, spit on your thumb, stamp it in the palm of your hand, and make a wish. The wish will come true – American superstition
  • In the Netherlands, cats were not allowed in rooms where private family discussions were going on. The Dutch believed that cats would definitely spread gossips around the town – Netherlands superstition
The pencil sketch before I added colour

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