Bottom Picture: Midlife crisis is tho thexthy! Shake it, Rain!
Update: A conscientious cat peep just sent me an email re: the absence of a comma in the headline. Yes, I do know about direct address! The headline is Julia’s original plea to Rain, in which she employed all caps, no comma, and two exclamation points.
Update Part Deux: Contemplative Donkey Is Contemplative.
“The great potential [of deep learning] is to awaken a powerful new creative impulse inside you, and as you follow this impulse you begin to witness the emergence of your genius. The central technique that makes this possible is Contemplation.
Contemplation is something of a forgotten spiritual path. Unlike meditation, it does not completely bypass the mind, rather uses it in a playful way to open new inner pathways inside our brain and body. It is through sustained gentle contemplation that we can affect subtle changes in our biochemistry.
[Great teachings / self learnings] are designed to be contemplated and digested over time. Each [lesson] contains a unique message, and each message takes time to absorb before you feel a change occurring in your life. Contemplation is far more than simply thinking about something. It is the direct imbibing of a universal truth at a physical, emotional and mental level. Therefore it is a good idea to begin your voyage … With a sense of relaxedness and patience.
To enter on a path of contemplation is to slow down inwardly in order that you begin to see things around you more clearly.”
– The Gene Keys: Unlocking the Higher Purpose Hidden in your DNA
I hope Sun Myung Donkey is contemplating how lazy one must be if unable to toss off a throwaway self-help book in 3+ years while Daddy pays the rent.