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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

S Novym Godom: or, Happy New Year

For the first day of 2008 I wanted to find something really special. I think I have. Check out a Russian computer animation of a kitten, dated 1968.

That's right, I said 1968.

And to kick off the year, here's "A Prayer for All Animals" written by Albert Schweitzer.
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for
animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or
frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all
Thy mercy and pity, and for all those who deal with them we ask a heart of
compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us, ourselves, to be true
friends to animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful.

May it be a good year for all beings in your house.


parlance said...

At first that prayer made me feel sad because I didn't know Who might answer it, given the overwhelming pain we humans cause animals. Then I thought of something I heard a priest say recently. He said, if you say to God, please help this person or that, God might just say, why don't you do it? I like that. We can use prayers like the one you posted to inspire us to get out there and make a difference, neven if we only have the power to do a little.

Thanks for the addition of my blog to your favorites. Much appreciated.

The computer animation of the cat is clever and fun. I'm old enough to remember the amazement we felt at such simple computer graphics. (My household has been into computers since the 70s - we had a gigantic old TRS80 that ran on little cassette tapes!)

curator said...

Hi Parlance,
Well, I appreciate you letting me know. I like your blog a great deal, and did you know I lived in Melbourne for a year as a child?

I totally agree with you that it's better to light one little candle than to curse the darkness. I hope someday to light bigger candles -- if you know what I mean.

parlance said...

It's nice to think you have that connection to Melbourne. It'll make me enjoy your blog all the more.