Appreciating Utter Chaos


Had a good laugh this morning.


The first 90 minutes after getting out of bed consisted of:

~ taking Sick Cat’s blood glucose reading

~ calling the vet’s office at exactly 8:30am as pre-arranged at the end of Saturday’s last minute trip to the vet with Sick Cat

~ fed the cats their breakfast

~ dodged a variety in size and content of cat vomitory expulsions that happened while feeding said cats

~ spoke with the vet about today’s plan for dealing with Sick Cat

~ ran to the vet to get more meds

~ noted badly damaged (my guess, knifed) berm bags for reporting to the Town later

and that was all before breakfast.
And yet, I couldn’t have felt freer.

Maybe released is a better word.

The undercurrent of snarkiness that’s been discolouring everything lately was gone.

Inside felt clear.

Like the constant slogging against something not quite tangible had disappeared.


What happened?

Shouldn’t the whirlwind of chaos add to the blanket of crud?


There’s always the “what’s truly important” factor.

Dealing with all things Sick Cat related took care of that.

Driving home made room for seeing another key factor.


Chaos offered up little space to dwell on, feed give any attention to the source of frustrations.

If I wasn’t going to let go and move on by my own decision,

matters were going to take care of themselves.

Employing their in-your-face-dare-you-to-ignore-me-now sort of way they like to use.


Of course, the flurry of activity is always good for moving energy up and out.

Like stirring a what appears to be a cooled stock pot of soup.

There’s always more steam ready to rise once released from the depths within.


As this crazy day seeps into tomorrow, my appreciation for the unsung qualities of chaos shall continue too.

How often would you expect to say that!


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Not quite a crazy cat lady (yet?) – Lorraine’s insatiable curiosity of life leads her to explore, question and push beyond the box. A self-professed “left-brained creative big picture idea” type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing possibility everywhere and in everyone, and is a moth-to-flame for being part of making that possibility come true.


  1. Carmen on May 23, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I do believe this is the second or third time that you have expressed calmness and a rightness in your otherwise chaotic world while looking after sick kitties … Perhaps it’s coming time to follow that cat-sanctuary light into fruition! Clearly this feeds your soul 🙂

    • Lorraine on May 25, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Very astute observation Carmen. There’s no doubt kitties feed my soul. =^..^=

      While mulling on this, another time came to mind when there was a calm rightness amidst chaos – when my mom (and the entire family, really) was travelling her journey with cancer. I began to see with greater clarity the sense of rightness ran deeper than just doing the right thing. Being there for another, being of service to another in need created a sense of simplicity, if that is the right word. Not that the situations were simple, there just wasn’t a lot of room or reason to hold onto other things.

      Moving through the whirl of conflicting emotions, the deeper sense of Rightness has pushed the wheels into motion on Seela’s Wish to create a larger incubator for a cat sanctuary to grow. The interesting twist to it all is realizing a sanctuary can take a variety of forms, and which one it could take.

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