"Beauty confronts us with the requirement that we place ourselves among...the redeemers, the leaders in the protection of life. Once you have seen the bush on fire, you are not going to get out of the assignment unless you close your eyes to the beauty.... [You] either have to close your eyes or go back to Egypt and set the people free." - Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, "Rising to the Challenge of Our Times"

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Votes for the Monkey

Feminists claim that the personal is political, which leads me to shamelessly promote our cat Amonke whose baby picture is maybe not as endearing to the whole world as it is to us. We uploaded it to the Kittenwar website where at last count Amonke was winning only 29% of her battles for the cutest kitten.

OK, I admit, she was a cute kitten but in sort of a scary wild animal way. Others may have a different "cute" aesthetic in mind. There are kittens on the website that are hopelessly fluffy and sweet-looking. However, Amonke has matured into a very striking and surprisingly-well-behaved-with-a-couple-exceptions young lady.

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