An Edifying Ellipse
Seek purity of thought and deed.
Do nothing from selfish motives.
Enter with a kind word,
And when you leave, take nothing with you that would better serve those left behind.
If you fail in any of these things,
It will remedy a thousand sins.
If you wish to understand God,
If you wish to understand cats,
If you wish to understand women,
God help you,
Even if you are one.
God, cats, and women all like to be listened to.
Each uses her own special parlance.
Those who attend well shall become wise, and perhaps, accidentally, happy.
All three expect worship and indulgence.
Each demands certain rituals.
All are omniscient.
we know you know we know.
all else is predicated on this basic truth.)
God, cats, and women are all inherently beautiful, capricious, brilliant, divine, and occasionally prone to huge huge blunders.
This is when having nine lives,
Saying, "I meant to do that,"
Or wearing gigantic dark glasses can be remedial.
It will absolve these periodic lapses.