Feline Philosophies

Life lessons from a cat:

~No matter how small, if you find a ray of sunshine, bask in it’s glory.

~Start the day by stretching. Stretch before you do anything.

~Gather information before you take a leap.

~Be soft and furry, but keep your claws sharpened at all times.

~When in doubt, study the subject with patience.

~Meditate. Quietly gaze upon the world. Schedule your “me” time.

~Socialize, but don’t lose your individuality.

~As you fall, stay calm, regroup, and land on your feet.

~Look your best, even if no one is watching.

~Be curious. Make the world your playground.

~Have confidence in yourself and take risks.

~Take frequent naps, but always be ready for new adventures.

~Climb to the highest point and enjoy the view.

~Hiss if you have to.

~When in trouble, look cute and cuddly.

~Value a new perspective, even if it means lying down on the floor.

~Be persistent. Never give up if you really want something.

~Approach problems with focus and determination.

~Make eye contact when communicating. Even if the language is different, everyone should know your opinion.

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Reach out to the community and pass on your knowledge.

 

Sources:

~www.boredpanda.com

~www.mission2organize.com

 

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Dare To Read?

So, there’s this Seven Day Book Challenge that has been doing the rounds lately. I have no idea where it started from or by whom, but people have been challenging fellow readers around the world to click and share pictures of seven of their favorite books. You need to be challenged by a friend, and in turn challenge another bibliophile to continue the game of tag. (The terms ‘nomination’ and ‘invitation’ have also been thrown around.) The criteria involves taking a photograph of only the book cover – no blurbs, quotes, excerpts, reviews, narratives of how you came across the book, who gave it to you, where you picked it up from, or any sort of explanation related to why that particular book is one among your favorites. All one needs to share is a picture of the book cover.

Now as avid readers, we always have a lot to say about our books. We would read anyways, even without being challenged. And for someone who reads about seven books in two months, identifying seven books from those read over a lifetime is quite a task. I personally don’t follow any of these “challenges” that do the rounds on social media – It means having to take out time to perform the activity, and log in daily to share updates of the same; something I don’t usually have the time for. Even when it comes to “Reading Challenges” which set themes for books to be read, I prefer setting my own reading goals. Books are always handy, though, and bookworms love showing them off – new books bought, visits to bookstores, thrift scores from second-hand shops, gifts from friends – we love sharing and seeing what others are reading which can be discussed at length if read, or added to the list if not.

Here’s what I came up with for the Seven Day Book Challenge. I read just about anything – across genres and languages – and I’m usually intuitively good at picking great reads, so most of what I read is highly recommended. I could come up with these “seven day” lists everyday! For those of you who haven’t come across this book challenge yet, the pupper above challenges you – Which seven books would you list, if you had to recommend a book for each day of the week? Here’s my list, or rather pictures since that was the requirement of the challenge.

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Photography – Making Time Stand Still

Photography is one of my hobbies, and I love clicking pictures and preserving memories. When I am not creating images myself, I admire the works of other photographers and their interpretations of a subject. This is a picture I came across online – featuring the Gateway of India in Mumbai, by photographer Rahul Vangani. With the monsoons in full swing and the Arabian sea in the backdrop splashing water onto the roads during high tide, the reflection of such architectural delights can be beautifully captured.

Some trivia about the arch monument – It was erected in the early 20th century to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder in 1911. The Gateway is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, and overlooks the Arabian Sea. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 30th March 1911. The final design of George Wittet was sanctioned in 1914, and the construction of the monument was completed in 1924. The Gateway was used as a symbolic ceremonial entrance to India for Viceroys and Governors of (then) Bombay (now Mumbai).

Such a photographer’s delight to capture the reflection of this historic structure in it’s entirety.

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