Cat and mouse

//Cat and mouse

Cat and mouse

It’s Sunday night. Already? Or again?
Temperatures have fallen, with precipitation (or rain, as they say), as have the shares of French banks and financial markets everywhere. Someone is gaining, someone losing. Which is which? Or are they really just the same?
The cat, meanwhile, has been in the hunt for mice these days in the garden, having almost caught one for good and then each night returning to the scene of that « near » success. She watches and waits, alert to the slightest movement of a stray leaf, a branch, a shadow.
If only I could pay that kind of attention to whatever is before me! And then, like her, just move on empty-handed.

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:17+01:00 septembre 18th, 2011|Textes|3 Comments

About the Author:

Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.


  1. little lake 19 septembre 2011 at 23 h 59 min - Reply

    how about when we could be the cat?

  2. little lake 19 septembre 2011 at 23 h 59 min - Reply

    yet we don’t know if it is a goaldirected tunnel focus or awareness allround…
    we make ideas around it…?
    it is our mind moving ???
    and then te reflexion on our moving mind…???
    etc etc…

  3. HJ 19 septembre 2011 at 11 h 38 min - Reply

    Animals are great inspiration! Great masters indeed. I show my respect.

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