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Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Philosopher Cat


The Philosopher Cat
Originally uploaded by CLKcreative
My cat has taken to watching shadows as opposed to looking at the birds out of the window right behind him. When he does this, I often think of Plato and the "cave allegory" in his Republic. To the cat, it seems the mere shadow of a bird, is still a bird.

7 comments:

CK said...

Great post. 'Tis true- shadows do appear to be the real thing to some animals. Awesome picture, too.

SuzyQJenn said...

Cute picture and neat post - love the comparison to Plato's cave!

My name is Julia :-) said...
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My name is Julia :-) said...

Shadows + light = life. Perception's all there really is anyway ;-) Cute kitty.

(deleted my original post to correct a glaring boo-boo)

Clinging Images said...

Lovely picture and so true! Makes me think of lesson #2 from A Course in Miracles: "I have given everything I see all the meaning it has for me."

Almay Alday said...

Awesome photo!

The Lone Beader said...

This cat would look great beaded like Faz!

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