Monday, February 22, 2010

Common sense

Another update on cat three.  This is coming together now and another day or two it should be complete.  The fur on this cat is amazing, so thick.  I'm sure it doesn't feel any cold in winter, but summer may be another issue altogether!

I found this piece somewhere online ages ago, I forget the site, but it was too good not to share.  I did look again for the contributer, but there are many, as well as slightly varying content, but all with the same message.

Obituary - Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of Common Sense who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such value lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isn't always fair.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies. Don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not kids, are in charge).

His health began to rapidly deteriorate when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.

Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student; but, could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, she spilled a bit in her lap, and was awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by two step brothers; My Rights and Ima Whiner.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still know him please tell others about his passing, if not ,join the majority and do nothing.


Billie Crain said...

This cat is gorgeous, Jeanette! The eyes are especially well done.

I've seen that obituary before. It's certainly spot on. I think the message hit home for me when I watched a show featuring a day in the life of a very busy sitting judge in NYC. At the end of the day when questioned he said, "I don't have time for justice, I just carry out the law."

Jan said...

I think this cat is perfect and one of your best so far.

I got the Obituary in an email some time ago & thought about how much we've lost by not paying attention to our common sense!

I also got a great forward of a link to an experiment by a college professor who gave grades to the whole class based on the highest grade achieved. He said it showed the effect that socialism has on our culture.

One of these days we'll wake up and realize the extent of our greed, ignorance and just lack of human compassion.

Toni said...

I've not seen the piece about common sense before. Thanks for sharing.

Your cat drawing is looking wonderful!

A Brush with Color said...

Wow--I've missed checking out on peoples' blogs lately, and so who knows what beautiful things you've put up here while I was gone, Jeanette--it's always a pleasure--this is amazing. As always, the eyes have it. This is just wonderful.