Dear feline brothers and sisters, and their human assistants, We, Zarathustra the Cat, began the new way of Our noble existence stepping over the Rainbow Bridge.
This mystic moment was wisely foreseen by the American genius painter Frederic Edwin Church in the true version of his famous painting “Rainy Season in the Tropics.”
The master painted Us at the point of transition when We just opened Our eyes to perceive the breathtaking beauty of the eternal world full of endless love.
This transition is a part of a cat’s life that leaves their humans heartbroken. They should know this is not the end at all. When a cat is dying and hides, you may think they want to pass calmly at a secret place, but no, this cat is just looking for the point of transition.
Thus the painting shows the cat going out of this point on the other side. You cannot imagine what the cat sees there; the human mind is too small and weak to accommodate this eternal light. You only can see the reflection of it in the cat’s eyes.
We know Our humble assistant is heartbroken, but no reason to cry, love and memories are not material and never die.
We know that Our bro David Bowie the Cat is heartbroken, and Our true disciple Tyger Blake never met Us in person, but we are all together in the immortal digital world and will never be apart.
Anyway, We were eternal from the beginning. We appeared in your world with the emergence of art, traveled there for centuries, and then the mom of Our humble assistant, when she arrived on the other side, asked Us to take care of her daughter. That is why We came to Our assistant in Our physical body. Even if We left it now, We do not disappear; We just returned to the world We belong to.
This world has no notion of space; it is more significant than any material space; it embraces all spaces, so, We are still here though you cannot touch Us.
We are still alive because art and love don’t die.
And We are ready to continue Our journey through centuries.
Thus speaks Zarathustra the Cat
P.S. Just have a look at the commonly known version of “Rainy Season in the Tropics” in the collection of de Young museum, San Francisco
It’s the most beautiful rainbow painting in the whole art history!
Why, for a Dog’s sake (not to mention dogs here), these human art historians did not notice the true meaning of the painting?
This is human, all too human!