Emil the master

Years ago I visited some good friends of mine who lived in an old beautiful house in Morlupo, an ancient village just outside Rome.

I never cared for cats before. There were so many of them coming to have dinner as my friend used to feed them all. šŸ™‚ I was astounded to see that every single cat had its own personality. Among them, I remember one without a tail, one-eyed, cynical and very intense, and a cute one, the elegant and noble Pantofolo.

And so there was Emil, the master cat of the house.

He was so astute, really a mystical philosopher. Out of the blue, he would stare in the empty air, following attentively some invisible “shadows”, whose presence I also somehow perceived.

As my friends were away, I spent many afternoons with “the master”. He was mostly sleeping, waking up only to move along with the gentle afternoon light. I was writing, painting or composing, feeling very inspired by just watching him.

I learned from Emil much more than I have learned from many fellow human beings:

To be lazy but creative, inactive but awake.

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

12 Responses to Emil the master

  1. Haha you’re so right about them being ‘masters’ and ‘philosophers’! I’ve also found that you can always learn something from them. Really nice post šŸ™‚

    • julienmatei says:

      Thank you, I am so glad. šŸ™‚

      You know, Emil taught me the most valuable lesson:
      how to be lazy but creative,inactive but awake.

  2. Haha, my cat taught me that if you beg for something enough times you’ll most probably get it

  3. julienmatei says:

    Alas, real “work” is the outcome of inspiration, not of toil. Trust me on that! šŸ™‚

  4. Ya, cat’s show what life and beiing is all about: it’s only the moment what counts ………. without any thoughts ………. but never ending patience.

  5. Love it, never underestimate the powers a cat may possess!

  6. Hahaha, you’ve nailed this… My little treasure is a demanding creature. I hate leaving her, she’s a grumpy so and so when I get home, but my sister has strict ‘sitting’ instructions. I love this.

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