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On love and imperfections

I recently read a quote by Joseph Campbell on imperfection, and it really struck a chord with me.

"Aren't children lovable because they're falling down all the time and have little bodies with the heads too big? Didn't Walt Disney know all about this when he did the seven dwarfs? And these funny little dogs that people have—they're lovable because they're so imperfect."

As so many things do lately, this reminded me of Theo, who was possibly the best cat ever. We lost him quite suddenly to cancer last fall. But Theo was the embodiment of lovable imperfections: he had crossed eyes and a very talkative nature, including ridiculously long meows as he announced his entry into the room. He was (as affectionately as humanly possible) our jerk faced cat, and we miss him terribly.



Wednesday, January 9, 2013
He was the most perfect bundle of imperfections. He was the most awesome cat I've met. Even if he was a jerk (sometimes)...
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Ransom, so true! Sure, there are a lot of great cats out there, but it's hard to imagine a more perfect cat for us. (In other words, he trained us well.)
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Sorry you lost Theo! Jan and I know how tough that is - those little furballs have a way of wheedling their way into your heart.

Hope you guys are doing well otherwise!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Thanks, Dana. It's always hard to lose a friend. Also, I'm pretty sure he still comes back and visits from time to time—I swear I keep finding new cat fur all over the house and in my sweaters!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
This makes me smile and cry at the same time. Good ol' Theo. I hope the hurt has started heal. Hugs to you both.