|You walk into your doctor's office|
and see this...
Yesterday at work a colleague and I were standing there minding our own business when a woman suddenly appeared before me. She had a large reddish tote-bag type pocketbook and sticking out of it was - I kid you not - a camel's head.
Of course it wasn't a real camel's head with skin and hide and hair. Instead it was made from different cloths in a patchwork design with sparkly objects and little round mirrors intertwined here and there, and it had huge round black patent leather eyes.
I greeted her, then of course looked at the camel. Anyone who carries a large camel's head around in their pocketbook obviously expects to be asked what on earth it is and why they're carrying it around.
"Hello. How are you?...Well-l-l...what have we here? Why...it's a ...a camel's head?"
She pulled her purse closer so I could have a look.
"Hmmm. Interesting. That thing is heavy. So why exactly is it there in your pocketbook? ...being carried around everywhere...?"
"Oh, I consulted a Psychic and she identified the camel as my power! She's a Medium and said that the camel is my spirit animal! It's mystical! Hahaha!"
|You walk into your attorney's |
office and see this...
I wondered if the woman had large feet, but miraculously restrained myself from looking...or worse, asking.
But I did ask, "Where did you get it...the camel...you got it where?"
"You got it at World Market and now it's in your pocketbook?"
Breathlessly: "Yes! Haha. I'm going to hang it in my office!"
At that point I let the subject drop. I knew all I needed to know. I didn't want to know what type of office, where she worked, what she did for a living, or whom she was going to regale in the future with stories of psychics and mediums, spirit animals and camels. I know all I need to know about camels, having recently read Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) where he gives tons of advice about camels - the average camel, beautiful thoroughbred camels, splendid riding-camels, camels "hung with luxurious housings and cushions of Nejd leather-work pieced and inlaid with various colors, with plaited fringes and nets embroidered with metal tissues", and explicitly how to properly ride a camel.
The one thing I got out of Lawrence's book is a true appreciation of camels. God created this amazing animal specifically for desert travel. Ships of the desert, as camels are called, glide swiftly and silently over glittery soft flat desert sand because they have large round padded feet made specifically for desert travel. Their wide feet keep them from sinking in the sand - unlike a horse which would sink past its ankles. Also, unlike a horse, a camel can canter over the sand for hours, never thirsting, then drink 5 or more gallons of water at a time without foundering (like a horse would). Camels' leathery mouths allow them to eat thorny desert plants, they have a third eyelid and also nostrils that close to protect them against the sand - all marvelous inventions by Our Lord to provide an animal for people living for thousands of years in that area of the world.
However, as the Church teaches, I draw the line at psychic readings, mediums and spirit animals. Except for when I was a child imagining myself to be a pony, it never dawned on me to have or be a "spirit animal" or that there was even such a thing. Is that like having a camel for a guardian angel and emulating all its attributes?
|You walk into your dentist's|
office and see this...
The co-worker looked at me and said, "Yes, but you can't do that because you're a Catholic."
"Yeah. Thank God. That poor woman."
But then I thought to myself: "I bet that woman is a Catholic!"
BTW, Maxine Waters needs to read Seven Pillars of Wisdom in order to investigate the 1918 slave trade of African blacks at Mecca. On page 89 (paperback version) Lawrence, then a living eyewitness, writes:
"For the other seasons the gardens were entrusted to slaves - Negroes - whose thick limbs and plump shining bodies looked curiously out of place among the bird-like Arabs. Khallaf told me these blacks were originally from Africa, brought over as children and sold during the pilgrimage in Mecca. When grown strong they were worth from fifty to eighty pounds apiece."
The mentioned slave trade was in 1917 in Mecca, at the Meccan Black Slave Market where Muslims on pilgrimage could buy a black person to take back home like a souvenir. Are any of the woke Left or the MSM investigating this?
Can anyone doubt that Islamic slave trade still exists today? (Islamic sex-slave trade flourishes up to this very moment.) In 2003 Saykh Saleh-Al-Fawzan, a member of Saudi Arabia's highest religious body issued a fatwa claiming, "Slavery is a part of Islam. Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long as there is Islam."