Bugs Aims High: The Explanation

The magnificence of Air Bugs’s impassioned performance can be neither doubted nor challenged. 

Here’s the replay.

But the question still lingers:  What could have motivated Bugs in the first place, to strive for such Olympian heights?   What could have been the spark that ignited the big idea in his mind?  His very soul?

In a recent interview, Bugs explains.

“Well I already knew that in receiving satellite signals, my Garmin GPS is calibrated to account for the warping effects of motion and gravity.  But the big idea didn’t really take hold until I came across three words in long-forgotten archives of the great Albert Einstein.

He said it plainly:  “Gravity slows time.”

“From this I inferred that time might run faster near the ceiling than it does near the floor.  I had to find out.  Simply because:  It was there.

“Einstein’s theory checked out.  Perched on the dizzying summit, I burst through the straitjacket of mere personal subjective decomposition of time.  Of mere Newtonian mechanistic linearity. I saw time elastic, curving and warping away from me.  I experienced years of insight, speeding past me.”

“I was profoundly moved.  You caught my first ascent.  It was not enough.  The seductive drag of intoxication, of gravitational liberation, inexorably lured me to try my second assault.  You weren’t there.  Same story.  But –”

He gazed, sadly and pensively, into the middle distance.  Turned tail.  Without further word, stalked off.

From this, Bean guessed that Bugs must have been recalling the second descent.  This must have been less than graceful.

If you look closely, you can see the chips and skidmarks.  (Plus the wet spots, where it rained on us. Yet again.)

So plainly help was required, to ease Bugs’s accommodation once more to mere earthbound existence.  Perhaps he might feel reassured if he could take refuge in Box-Cave, should he be tempted again to the dizzying forbidden existential heights of scientific exploration beyond the reach of mere mortal beings.

At first Bugs wanted no part of it.

The lure was still there.

Well, maybe it might work.

Still torn.

Oh well.  Eventually resigned to humdrum terrestrial existence. 

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About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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26 Responses to Bugs Aims High: The Explanation

  1. melody says:

    Hey Bugs!! You are so funny. I just love visiting you. You are a Hoot!…and a Flying Hoot at that.

    Sorry you guys are getting so much rain. I’ve been thinking about you when ever they talk about you guys on the news. Take care. Stay dry. Stay well.

  2. nadbugs says:

    Oh Melody thank you for your thoughts. They are so — drying. That’s such a welcome contribution to our well-being, these days.

    A flying hoot. That’s great. Is that like giving a flying ffff —

    BUGS! Take your paws off that computer this instant!

    Honestly. What am I to do with him?

  3. We suspected as much. After all, it’s the THEORY of relativity…Cats require proof.

  4. Wazeau says:

    You need a sturdier stepstool then a box Bugs. Next time someone opens the door scoot up pant leg to rear end to shoulder to top of door. A cat of your agility and speed should have no issue with timing.

  5. Like I told ya, Bugs, you got the brains, the cuteness, and the power! And quite the freakin’ vocabulary! I elect you to do all of our interviews as we infiltrate — er, enlighten the media.

    I would of liked to have perched on Einstein’s head. Surely some gravitational anomalies going on up there.

    I really like Wazeau’s idea, too. Gotta test it. We do need proof, as they say in the Lounge.

    Great gang over here!

    • nadbugs says:

      PP, test it out and let us know. I’ve kept the idea from Bugs, for his sake and mine, but I’d be interested to hear what happens when you try it. Perhaps your head is a bit more level than ours. Or Einstein’s. As for the vocabulary, the balance of neither our minds has been the same since his foray into — I mean his visit to — the Place of Insight. –Bean

  6. typist for JhaJha, the Petite Panther says:

    Terribly embarrassed by my typo in the above dictation for JhaJha. Especially after this post!

    Beyond that, HOLY MOLEY! Cats, Einstein, mountains, bursting straitjackets…what more could a girl ask for? Well…

    Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    • nadbugs says:

      We are too befuddled over here to notice any earthbound concerns like mere typos. By the way, are you sure about the interview idea? I, Bugs, have my doubts. Everything is needing translation over here these days. I question whether the mainstream media is up to the challenge.

      As for the mash-up that is this post, Bean still says it’s me who is befuddled. It’s her who is. This post is Exhibit A. I said none of these things she ascribes to me — I mean to say, that she quotes. I rest my case.

      Anyway, you can see we got a conflict going on over here. Hope you enjoy witnessing it. Somebody’s got to. Enjoy, that is. I object about the witness part but you just try keeping Bean away from this blog. Even I, Bugs the Enlightened One, cannot. I am resigned to publicity.

  7. lifewith4cats says:

    Youve done it again! This was genius. Time theory. How I love it! 🙂

    • nadbugs says:

      4Cats, if you like what Bean’s done here, perhaps you’d be willing to give her a forever home over at your place? Here isn’t big enough for the both of us. –Bugs

      • lifewith4cats says:

        Bugs, thats is just Terrible. Terrible! 5 fingereds are people too ya know. Bean? You mean my gal Anita? Your (hint,hint) Loving Mom?

        Oh bugsy, your forgeting who gives the feasts and massages. Shes a keeper, dontcha know. 😛

        • nadbugs says:

          I think the problem here is that I haven’t done a good job setting boundaries. Says Anita. Whom he calls Bean. I have striven to make sure our relationship isn’t one of those terrible coercive REMEMBER WHO PAYS THE BILLS AROUND HERE type things. Now I’m seeing — too late — I’ve erred too far in the other direction. Result: More payment. Dual therapist bills. Bugs’s and mine.

          But, I see to my great satisfaction, I am not alone. You appreciate me.

          Bugs. You do not swing ALL the weight around here. Terrible Catwoman is on my side! See and be afraid!

      • lifewith4cats says:

        Dear Pebble,
        I agree with Eleanor, you will look smashing in a lab coat. And think of the mysteries you will be able to fathom while wearing it. Like,… why did I just call you pebble? heheheh

        • nadbugs says:

          To: 4Cats
          From: Bugs, First Lord Hooligan, F.R.S.
          Via: Bean, Administrative Asst. to Hooligan

          Thank you for your comment. But — mystery? More like interesting, and may I say beautiful, observation. I am cite-checking my sources and will be speaking on this shortly.

  8. Eleanor says:

    I knew there had to be a good explanation for Bugs’ sudden attraction to the heights of the door top. Yes, cats are curious creatures, but we all well know that they are also quite conservative with their use of energy (or ‘lazy’, if you prefer).

    Fascinating post. Perhaps you should get a little lab coat for Bugs if he’s planning on checking out more scientific theories. I think he’d look very professional and he already has the white trousers to go with it.

  9. Bugs, that is VERY impressive. You should enter the cat olympics for certain!

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