during the past several days, we have been in the process of moving and getting settled in our new home. now that most of the furniture is in place, the task of unpacking and finding room for everything that we spent many weeks packing up is well underway. last night, it dawned on me that i had not posted anything in my blog last tuesday, and this catch-up post will be short. i have been able to revive my meditation practice but other parts of my daily routine will have to wait until more order emerges from the chaos of boxes and packing materials.
as i type, one of the three "outdoor" cats that we moved with us is rubbing his small head against mine. we rescued him after a friend found him abandoned in the park near our former home and was unsuccessful in adopting him. he lived in a large bed of bushes and flowers at the park entrance but could be coaxed out by bowls of food and water. it took several attempts before we persuaded him to move into our yard. now he trusts us and is the most loving cat anyone could wish to share life with. somehow he injured his neck in the storage room that was to be his temporary shelter, along with our other two cats until they were acclimated to a new place, and he has moved into the master bedroom while he recuperates. his transformation from an alienated, wary creature to a loving pet and friend is gratifying and reminds me that all of us are alone in this vast and often difficult world until we are adopted by others who share their love with us.
may each of us find a family that loves us without condition and may we return that love. may we appreciate that even the most unlovely among us deserves love. may we embrace the transformative power of love. shalom.