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BTW, Eliot shared some of his grandfather's traits.
Ah, you can't be familiar with a Jehovah!

CR

On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Eliot's engagement with "cats" points towards another, higher end.
>
> "With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this Calling
>
> We shall not cease from exploration
> And the end of all our exploring
> Will be to arrive where we started
> And know the place for the first time."
>
> http://youtu.be/FWNWt3kiTWc
>
> CR
>
> On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:
>
>> A thought worthy of meditation vis-a-vis Eliot and his poetry:
>>
>> “'The cat sat on the mat' is not the beginning of a story, but 'the cat
>> sat on the dog's mat' is.”
>>
>>  —John le Carré
>>
>> A list member shared it on the Facebook.
>>
>> CR
>>
>> On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> "Of all the creatures God allows...
>>>   The one I most distrust is cows"
>>> P.
>>> On 7 Oct 2015 12:53 pm, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Another affinity with Eliot :)
>>>
>>> CR
>>>
>>> On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Of all the silly disagreements on this list, this has to be the top.
>>> (But loving cats was one of the most charming things about Eliot--at least
>>> one that produced warmth and humor--so) "Familiarity" does not mean lack of
>>> affection or loyalty or companionability: it means the cat resents
>>> disrespect or rudeness, as in "b. an unduly informal act or expression:
>>> IMPROPRIETY." (*Webster's*)
>>> That whole poem is about respecting the cat's sense of itself:
>>>
>>> I bow, and taking off my hat,
>>> Ad-dress him in this form: o CAT!
>>> But if he is the Cat next door,
>>> Whom I have often met before
>>> (He comes to see me in my flat)
>>> I greet him with an OOPSA CAT!
>>> ...
>>> A Cat's entitled to expect
>>> These evidences of respect.
>>>
>>> As for Eliot and dogs: "So first, your memory I'll jog. And say: A CAT
>>> IS NOT A DOG."
>>>
>>> Read the whole poem; it's not enthusiastic on a dog, who is "'What you
>>> would call a simple soul" and "an easy-going lout."
>>>
>>>
>>> Cats do prefer some propriety; it's not a lack of affection.
>>> N
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> >>> Chanan Mittal 10/07/15 1:54 PM >>>
>>> "I say, you should ad-dress a Cat.
>>> But always keep in mind that he
>>> Resents familiarity."
>>>
>>> -- TS Eliot on 'The Ad-dressing of Cats'
>>>
>>> On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Since when we're cats loyal?
>>> P.
>>> On 7 Oct 2015 6:08 am, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> So much for loyal companions. ;->
>>>
>>> On October 7, 2015 6:58:49 AM EDT, "Rickard A. Parker" <
>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Tue, 6 Oct 2015 23:50:18 -0400, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> T.S. Eliot really liked cats according to his wife - NY Daily News
>>>
>>> http://m.nydailynews.com/entertainment/cats-premieres-broadway-1982-article-1.2383482
>>>
>>>
>>> "Cats are fine," says Valerie Eliot. "But actually, I think I prefer
>>> dogs."
>>>
>>>