Why Can’t We?

October 17, 2011 § 2 Comments

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”

Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.

– Hafiz

We don’t say to our cat

If only you wouldn’t stare out the window so much, then maybe I’d love you

If only you didn’t wake me up so early,

Leave your fur on the furniture

If only you didn’t  sleep so much

I could love you then

If only you didn’t stay out so late, and had a different kind of purr

Kitty, get a better job

Then I’d love you

If only you looked a little more like Muffin!

 I could love you then

Instead

we say

I will feed you and pet you until the end of your days

I will keep you safe and warm

There’s never been a cat like you and there will never be another

Why can’t we love everyone this way?

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