Thursday, January 5, 2012

Worth Knowing

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde

So, my beauties... what is worth knowing? Why can't it be taught? You're probably thinking if it's worth knowing and it can't be taught then why do I have to go to school? LOL!
I will not be writing about how to skip school and still have an education. No this blog is not about dissing school or any other forms of education.
Today's blog is all about experience.
Look at the picture. You know this cat, don't you? Pharaoh, our bi-polar cat, has been with us for about 7 years now. Remember how cuddly she was at the SPCA? She would crawl right into your neck and purr in your ear; warm and friendly, we thought she was the nicest cat in the bunch. Then we brought her home.
"Help!" You would yell out while she backed you into a corner and bit at your ankles. Her looks and her actions at the SPCA were deceiving, she was a different cat at home.
We could have given up on her, like her last family, but we didn't. You guys worked out a plan to help each other out when the cat was on the prowl. If one of you was backed into a corner or being chased the other would throw a blanket over Pharaoh so your sis could get away. It was challenging at times, for there were moments when both of you were backed into that corner at the same time.
You know? You hugged each other a lot back then.
Pharaoh has changed over the years. We continued to love her, and take care of her, even though we didn't want to sometimes, because she could get pretty ornery. We had the scratches to prove it! So what made her change? I know age has a mellowed her out but, I believe unconditional love has played a major role in her turn around. We have changed as well. We learned to read her body language. We got to know when it was safe to touch her and when to let her go (when her teeth have a hold of your nose, it's a good sign to let her go). The two of you learned to work together to get out of a sharp situation.
Some things can't be taught, it is only through experience that we learn them. So, what is worth knowing? A great many things, and you have your whole life ahead of you to learn them. At least, thanks to Pharaoh you have had a good start. Helping your sister in times of trouble and loving someone who is unlovely at times.

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