My one-eyed cat, Jack, knows he’s a blog celebrity. He tolerates us. By now, he can pick the perfect lighting and the perfect tilt of the head whenever I have my camera near him. He endures it all for the sake of others who need encouragement. You can read his whole journey here.
|Jack’s Photo Shoot
He stays still and waits for the click of the lens. He extends a paw for a creative shot and displays some claw to remind us of his power.
Then, he lounges and signifies his photo shoot is over.
He lets me know he’s had enough. I now have to fit into his schedule.
This cat’s journey reminds me that we move from wounded and abandoned to rescued and redeemed. We stop begging for attention and clamoring for love. It’s because we already have all we need–in abundance–so much so that when somebody blogs about us, it’s not important anymore. We gain fame at the exact moment when we want it the least.
Jack just does his thing. He loves his healed cat life.
Living with flair means we just do our thing–healed, rescued, and redeemed. We don’t seek fame or even need it. If it comes, we’ll tolerate it, but we’re finally free from needing it.
Journal: Have you struggled with the desire for fame?