"I'm not sure. How long will you be gone?"
"The whole time, I guess."
These are enigmas settled without special effort, encountered by chance in the course of everyday life, but they are important and instructive. They reflect no disturbance --what does that mean? To disbelieve the misconception that opposing sides of an issue are incapable of workable compromise, that's what. I do not approve of humans (or cats) settling for mutual exclusivism. I mean, people and cats both aspire to look their bests, but what if everybody looked better than everybody else including themselves, hah? What would we have then?
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You see how these things can get out of hand? Lot of plywood went into that sign. Message is, if your local animal shelter has a surfeit of unemployed Barn Cats, help them with their load. Mice will return to the field and remain there if you keep the cats working. I pity the cute little mice, surely, but do not want them coveting our pantry unopposed. That's in the Ten Commandments about coveting your neighbor's cheese, I think. Your regular pastor will return after ski-season in Hell, which froze over this winter. I will be substituting elsewhere next Sunday or until the police arrive, but until then...er...now and forever shall be, go thou and do likewise.