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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