I want everyone I love to be happy and well, obviously this includes animals, well, basically anything living, trees and bugs too. Is it my fault that I love pretty much everyone and everything? Is it too much to ask for things to be better for everyone? Maybe so.
I guess we're here to learn and grow and how would we learn to appreciate joy and health without suffering and sickness. I just so want to wish it all away though, damn the soul's need to grow. Let's be done with the whole process and skip right to the heaven here on earth part.
This is one of my favorite nursery rhymes, I've shared it with you before but I'm in an Owl and Pussycat kind of mood so here it is again.
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey,
and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"
Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl,
How charmingly sweet you sing!
Oh! let us be married;
too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the bong-tree grows;
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
With a ring at the end of his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand on the edge of the sand
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.
Edward Lear ~ 1871