Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Minute Meditation

At one point in his stay in the Sierras, John Muir got a job on a sheep ranch.  This resulted in the following observation, which may or may not be profound.  And, even if it isn't profound, I had to stop and think about it.  And smile also.

"Aside from mere money profit one would rather herd wolves than sheep."

-- John Muir --
from  John Muir:  In His Own Words

A question, as I reviewed the above, suddenly popped up:  Which would be easier?

Herding wolves or herding cats? 

Or--more fun?

A chuckle this time.

Hmmmm, methinks the summer heat is getting to me.   


  1. well... what i get is that wolves are impossible to herd, meaning he hates sheep... maybe a negative reference to herds of humans.... but cats are probably even more impossible that wolves... so does that mean that Fred thinks more of cats than he does of humans? taken en masse, very justifiable...

    1. Mudpuddle,

      ‘Little one, I would like to see anyone — prophet, king or God— persuade a thousand cats to do anything at the same time.’ –Neil Gaiman

      On the other hand, humans. . . .