Saturday, May 02, 2009

Skinning a cat

"There is more than one way to skin a cat."
-Unknown
Regardless of the various and sundry ways to skin a cat, I bet you the cat doesn't think much of any of them. I have to ask the burning question here: why would anyone want to skin a cat? Unless you are a pimp, cat fur isn't exactly in vogue. And if you get down to it, it is really kind of a gross concept.

But I digress.

As there is more than one way to skin a cat, there may be many paths to enlightenment. But I imagine the one that involves sitting on a mountain top and suddenly figuring it out a few seconds before a skinned cat claws out my eyes would be my least favorite.

Don't you love how I worked a skinned cat into another totally unrelated saying? I'm a firm believer in the interconnectivity of everything (whether it makes any sense or not). Now if the buddah meets you on the road swinging a skinned cat with one paw clapping, I think we could get the world's record for combining the most fortune cookie phrases into a single trite yet odd philosophical phrase.

Or I could just be mixing metaphors (with a Cusineart).

In a twisted kind of way, this post was supposed to be about truths. Or it was supposed to be about methods. Or true methods. Or maybe it really was about skinning cats. Okay, I admit that I didn't really have a purpose. I was just sitting around thinking about the saying, "There is more than one way to skin a cat," and then I wondered how cats felt about that.

I don't really think that there has to be a point to everything or many things wouldn't exist (nor would many people). Sometimes it is just kind of nice to sit around and think about things.

Like skinning cats.

Or leading a horse to water.

And speaking of leading a horse to water, it seems logical that the horse probably could have found the water on his own if he was really thirsty and leading to the water was kind of pointless. Now leading a horse to water and asking him to skin a cat would have been really pointless.

Get my point?

1 comment:

Naughti Biscotti said...

If you ever figure out how to skin a cat, let me know. I've got a couple of 'em I'd like to try it out on.

Love the Guru Tim by the way.