Resolved : Not To Resolve

I never could see the point of this New Year’s Eve thing – except maybe as an excuse for When Harry Met Sally, one of my most favorite movies.

I wasn’t sure whether anybody ever thought to ask cats what they thought about the whole kerfuffle.  So I thought I’d try asking Bugs.

Hey, Bugs? You got a minute?

Make it snappy.  I’m busy over here.

I want to ask you about New Year’s Eve.

Why?  Isn’t that a bean thing?  Aren’t you the human bean around here?

Well, yes.  But I really don’t understand the custom and I thought you might have some fresh insight.

What’s the problem?

It’s about this resolution thing.

And that would be . . . ?

To declare a change.  To decide or promise to do it.

Woo.  [thinks]

Seems like that would add a lot of stress, for very little purpose.  Is that really what you want?

Well, when you put it that way . . . .

I do.   Now I got one for you.  Why do you beans make things so hard for yourselves?

Well – we’re complicated.

That would be one way of putting it.

No, seriously.  You have no idea how hard it is to be a bean.

I guess.  We cats pretty much take ourselves as we come.

Examines claws.  Finds them good.



Now let’s get back down to business.

What’s on the menu?

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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22 Responses to Resolved : Not To Resolve

  1. lahgitana says:

    May 2012 bring you and Bugs happy surprises, A-Bean!

  2. nadbugs says:

    Oh lahgitana, same to you. To us you’ve been one of the best happy surprises of 2011 . . . .

  3. Happy New Year, Bugs and Bean! I hope 2012 brings you both happiness, good health, and tasty things to nibble on.

    • nadbugs says:

      Back at you, mckmf. You are part of the joy. And I will not — nibble? chow is more my style — on you at all. Unless you come into reach. Then all bets are off. Your friend –Bugs

  4. Food! See, life IS simple.
    Happy New Year! Here’s to a prosperous 2012. And food.

  5. MTVA says:

    Happy 2012 to Bugs and Bean, and all the wonderful commenters here! My wish for this new year is, going back to your lovely posts on kindness, that 2012 will be a year of kindness, given and received. And food!

  6. Dianda says:

    Happy new year, Bugs & Bean! 🙂
    I really enjoyed this post.

  7. rumpydog says:

    You humans would do well to listen to us 4-leggers more often! woo woo woo!

  8. Wazeau says:

    Pink tongue, copper eyes, words of wisdom… Bugs has the right of it as cats always do. To a New Year of “taking ourselves as we come!”

  9. MelanieJ says:

    I like it! And because I read your post before I got around to the resolution making stage, I’m going to forego it this year. With one exception: I’m going to be nicer to myself. Which means no stinky resolutions.s¡ß≥÷

    I’m not sure of how those symbols got there at the end of my last sentence, but it seemed appropriate to leave them, as they were created by kittens running across my hands and laptop as I type. Secret messages to Bugs?

  10. Hahaha, what a fun dialog. And true to cat form, the subject always comes ’round to food. Happy New Year!

  11. Alexandra says:

    He’s charming 🙂
    So is it so common over there to make those resolutions? People from my country celebrate it differently, well, used to, now they probably make those resolutions too.
    How did you both survive those fireworks? I think I’m more tired of them than Usyaka is.

  12. nadbugs says:

    The resolution idea really does seem to be a very long tradition over here. As long as I can remember, anyway, and that’s long. I’m sorry to hear of the passing of tradition — but change is change; happens with or without us, doesn’t it. Hey, I was BORN tired of fireworks. I am exhausted of them by now!! But last night was relatively mild. Just spoiled the one moment of cuddliness that happens once in a blue moon. Annoying for me but the main thing is, Bugs really wasn’t too spooked. Sounds like La Usyaka wasn’t either. GOOD. I’d rather take my annoyance than have our furkids be really scared. I hate that!

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