Point of view

Cats, which live in Pamplona, know that the escaping humans are allowed in the streets (from July 6 to 14 – during the event RUNNING OF THE BULLS / encierro) to hit the roaring bulls with rolled up newspapers. Swords are not allowed – till the evening comes. Observant cats from Pamplona, I’m sure, categorize this famous Pamplona RUNNING OF THE BULLS festival San Fermin for demented, alike a mental (human) illness. Saul Bellow (Nobel prize author) notes related to this phenomenon: “… problem lies in the fact that the normal is dull” (the non-usual, however, may not be written – at least not in newspapers …). A cat, observing human and cattle street life in Pamplona maybe rules that what Saul Bellow circumscribes with: “Stillness in the midst of chaos“. In this respect cats are maybe even also alike writing artists, because (as Saul Bellow continues:) “ … art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. A stillness which characterizes prayer, too, and the eye of the storm … in arrest of attention in the midst of distraction.

youtube 1 – San Ferma:

youtube 2 – one human killed:

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14 responses to “Point of view

  1. Jackie Paulson 1966

    I always watch the Running of the Bulls on TV. I cannot believe what people do! Cats need to be hidden and in silence for sure. Jackie

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  2. I’m always fascinated by how differently we all live and interact with wild life. Can’t help but appreciate its diversity.

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  6. Hey, thank you my friend 🙂
    All the best!

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  7. You are spot on Frizztext. I can imagine cats shaking their heads and wondering why a two legged animal chooses to delude himself into believing he can outrun a four legged one. 🙂
    Eliz

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    • a two legged will win only versus a four legged runner, if he can fly, when it becomes too dangerous. my cat Emily often told me angrily from birds, just flying away, when high noon was near …

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  8. here is another point of view:

    between the clouds

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  9. http://www.life.com/gallery/52491/2010-pictures-of-the-year?xid=weeklytopten#index/98
    Spaniards construct a human tower during the Tarragona Castells Competition on Oct. 3 in Tarragona, Spain. The tradition is believed to have originated when dance groups began building human towers around the end of the 18th century, and is now a celebrated part of Catalan culture.

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