Bath time with The Lorax

The Lorax asked me if he could have a bath with me because he was a bit dirty, so I said sure, why not? We are close buddies and do most things together that don’t involve cats anyways. The Lorax is friends with the cats as well, however they each appreciate their own time and space with me individually. The Lorax dove right in to the tub and had a blast swimming, dancing, relaxing, and soaking up the suds! He told me that he definitely prefers having a bath versus getting washed in a washing machine; and to be honest so do I, although both methods work exceptionally well for cleaning fuzzy fur, and beards. Personally I don’t have either, and my body will not even fit in a standard washing machine, but I usually prefer a bath to a shower for many reasons. The cats on the other hand prefer neither because of course they are perfect and just clean themselves with their own tongue and antibacterial saliva. No problem, I’ll teach them how to swim one day and soon we can all share a nice bubble bath…

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The path forward is not always straight. Generally when you are sweeping, you go from one end of the room to the other. However, most people don’t live in an empty room with no furniture or objects around them. Therefore you need to sweep around certain larger obstacles and pick up and move the smaller ones in order to clear away all the dirt. You start in one place, then sweep according to the path that makes sense based on what is around you. You eventually sweep up so much dirt into a pile that it finally gets swept into a dust pan to be thrown away. If you decide not to sweep, dust and dirt will accumulate and eventually your environment becomes full of it to a point where the particles could potentially even become toxic and a hazard to your own health and consequently everything and everyone around you if the dirt is not managed. Equivalently, the path through life is unique to every individual that walks the earth. We all come into our bodies through birth into a different family, a different situation, in a different location, at a different time. Everyone on the other hand, needs to take care of themselves, maintain themselves, and clean up after themselves as a human being. You alone are in your body on your own path and you alone need to make your own choices and decide when it is time to clean house.

Prayer of the day: And Justice for All. Amen.

Let it be known. Today is the day I accept my title as the dark mother.

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