100 Words, 100 Days: Day 49. On Montaigne.

Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592) was a French philosopher – but don’t hold that against him. He lived through turbulent times and survived long enough to gift the world his Essays. Rather than writing material so dry it made the Sahara seem like Hawaii, his engaging personality and writing style endeared him to readers past and present.

He asks us to look at the world through another’s eye. He got this idea from his cat. He wondered, “When I am playing with my cat, how do I know she is not playing with me?”

Once again, maybe cats know more than we do.

 

 

 

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6 responses to “100 Words, 100 Days: Day 49. On Montaigne.

  1. Of course they do, darling!!

    We are, after all, THEIR pets!!!
    Why do you think they bring us whatever they catch?

    *#*

  2. Don’t discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.
    ~ Michel de Montaigne

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