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Enter Gertrude

“The creative process might be simplified if we stopped searching for ideas and simply made room for them to visit…” Robert Grudin

“The many species that constitute the living world have no voice to ask for our compassion, wisdom and leadership: participating in ‘breaking the silence’ is an act of solidarity… “(?)

“The more you let yourself be distracted from where you are going, the more you are the person that you are. It’s not so much like getting lost as it is like getting found.” William Stafford

And so enter Gertrude. Well, there was no way that I could keep her out for much longer. She is a dream breaker. She gets  your attention and snaps you out of the deepest trance. She wants you to be part of the moment and nowhere else. In sum, cats break trances with ‘their’ dances and direct non-negotiable communications, especially at meal time.  I try not to be charmed by her, but it is difficult. She would spring out of the photo if she could and cat-ch you, too.

Gertrude wins  the day! Welcome in Gertrude: people will love you here, too, and want to know just what you are about… there is no dog or cat or person who will get the better of her. She is part of the equation of existence whether we like it or not.  Oh, you cat of cats!


P.S.: If you are curious,  see how Gertrud ‘springs’ out all over the place and  join the fun  here. How many times does she appear unexpectedly? Curiosity hasn’t killed this cat….. yet!

The Magic Mountain of Grace

I was to ascend this enormous mountain! I no longer knew which was bigger, I or the mountain. With a tremendous puffing, the wonderful locomotive shook and rattled me up to the dizzy heights where ever-new abysses and panoramas opened up before my gaze, until at last I stood on the peak in the strange thin air, looking into unimaginable distances. “Yes,” I thought, “this is it, my world, the real world, the secret, where there are no teachers, no schools, no unanswerable questions, where one can be without having to ask anything.” Jung 31

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” Edward Abbey

“Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it’s a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.”


Distant view of Mt Graça

See anything? Nothing at all? Not there in the distance, perhaps? Try projecting yourself forward, relax your eyes and senses … and feel it. For what you are looking for is not really out there but within you… yes, let yourself go and dream your dream.

Not quite that easy, you are thinking.

Well, you may be pleased to know that Mt. Graça (the mountain of grace) really exists to help you get tuned in  (click on the photo).  She is a very feminine mountain, smoothly rounded,  that has a way of changing color, disappearing and reappearing when you least expect. She is also decked in rainbows and thunder and lightening storms. And last, but, not least, she is enchanting – it is so easy to be entranced by her and heaven swept.  And so I,  entranced,  share her dream with you.

And she would reunite YOU with YOUR own MOUNTAIN OF GRACE, all the countless blessings you have been gifted with and she would tell you that YOU are incredibly lucky and one of G/god’s most appreciated children.

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So … get on your way.” Dr, Seuss