We spend much of our time struggling against reality, mentally fighting against traffic, unpleasant colleagues, or tantruming children. The end result is that we use up our limited time and energy wishing things were different or better or less annoying.
I love to write with other people, so there was no better way to end this highly emotional week. Thank you to those who checked in to write with me tonight. We stretched across the US. One benefit of social media. I hope you're feeling a little more fight-y, as a result.
Vlad the kitten was shaved by a scammer to look like a sphinx cat. As a result, Vlad almost lost his tail after it became infected from a wound he received from the barbaric procedure. In addition to Vlad, three other kittens were also shaved, leaving them covered in open wounds. Urge that the person responsible be caught before another kitten is abused for a dishonest profit.
I am tired of fighting... It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are - perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my Chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.