Saturday, 16 July 2016

Somber SEIturday


Sei-Chan: As you know, we live in France. We are about  one and a half to two hours from Paris, either by car or train, in a rural area where nothing very exciting happens from day to day. Yesterday morning, we woke for the third time in less than two years to news of a horrible attack that took place in our country, and we are devastated. We are not affected directly, and out friends in the south of France are OK, but we are so sad that the world has come to this, the indiscriminate  murder of dozens, hundreds of people on a regular basis in the name of some god or other. We are not a religious household. Our belief is that each and every one of us is responsible for being a decent human being, and that no crutch should be necessary to achieve this. We mourn every soul who died, and we hope that all those in hospital will recover, but do not talk to us of prayers. We cats, dogs and horses have no religion and we are a great deal more civilised than humans. That really says it all.


#1 had to go into Paris yesterday, as you know, because she had an eye appointment. It was a beautiful day and Paris looked lovelier than ever. We can only hope that somehow, people will learn one day to "see beautiful" rather than to let hatred fester in their hearts.


17 comments:

Summer said...

My human is so with you on this! She believes in action, not prayers or wishes. Well, she does think it's okay for people to pray or whatever, as long as they also take action and do what is decent and kind. And there is not enough decency and kindness in the world right now, sadly.

It makes me glad I'm a kitty.

Mickey's Musings said...

We agree that animals are more civilized than many humans ;)
There are so many good humans in the world, but we only hear about the bad ones.
How messed up is it that bad deeds make the news and not good deeds?
Humans need to get their priorities straight :/

Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Brian said...

If only humans had the heart of us kitties and the wisdom to go with it. Hugs to all of you.

How Sam Sees It said...

We pray for peace. I'm glad I have my dogs - they are such comforts in days like these.

Monty, Harlow and Ramble

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

Well said. We mourn the lost and hope for the healing of those injured. We are glad your friends in the South of France are okay.

Kimberly said...

What is going on with this world, Sei-Chan? People are crazy! Your siblings would never display such hatred. It's all over the place... one right after another. It's scary! Despite the violence, everyone try to enjoy your Sei-turday!

Hisiableue said...

Bonjour Sei,
Le monde des humains peut être tellement violent et triste.
Des enfants sont morts, là, tout près d'où on habite. Ils voulaient juste être sur la plage et regarder un feu d'artifice avec les gens qu'ils aiment.
Les religions n'apportent que de la haine,depuis longtemps. Et depuis un certain temps c'est toujours la même qui tue.
Nous on est bien sur notre colline.
Ronrons
Loustiquette

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a shame that the terrorists can't do some good in the world instead of killing everyone who they think might stand in their way.
Take care all of you.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

This is a very powerful and true post - the good in the world need to start to take control and weed out the wicked!!!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

The Swiss Cats said...

Wonderful post ! We are all with you on this. Purrs

Team Tabby said...

These are indeed sad times, please take care and stay safe.

Mindy, Mike and our mom

The Island Cats said...

It's a sad world we live in. Humans need to be more like us animals.

Millie and Walter said...

It sure is a sad time we are having. We saved a quote from this post: "Our belief is that each and every one of us is responsible for being a decent human being, and that no crutch should be necessary to achieve this." as it so eloquently says just how our pawrents feel too.

Eirwena Indy said...

So good and cute to see Tommy and Tama together. A proof that friendship between cats and dogs are possible. Big purrs to you all!

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Our hearts just broke into pieces when we heard this latest tragedy.

Just Ducky said...

Yep, the world would be a lot better if people just treated others kindly.

nylabluesmum said...

Mee-you Sei-Chan wee went over to Facebook to check if youss' were OK!! Wee are inn shock here about thee attack there! Wee are berry sorry yur contree iss inn such a way. Wish thee 'bad peeple' wood go away...wee are so tired of 'bad people doin bad fingss' :(
Sendin you ***nose bumps*** an purrayerss of Peece...
Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx