Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cat and Mouse

The "cat and mouse" theme, based on an English language idiom, of pursuit, near capture, and recurrent escape runs ramant in my mind today. The advantage seems to shift constantly. There is no solid ground, no predictablitity, nothing settled. Who am I? The cat? The mouse? I am both; at once pouncing, at once leaping to higher ground.

Several days ago it was a chess match between two equally savvy opponents staring each other down across a sea of bishops, rooks, and pawns.

I just want the blur of this "fighting fog", a term I heard today, to lift. I want to see clearly and to find the path that leads to peace.

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace....", I say. Over and over and over again.


  1. Can you tell us what a fighting fog is and the context in which you heard it? Thanks. Wendy

  2. What is that cool sculpture?? I love it.

    I think it's more important to be the mouse. The cat is a predator, but the cat doesn't need to catch the mouse to survive. The mouse, OTOH, needs to be smart and wily to survive.

  3. Very deep post... got me thinking.

    :) love it


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