I just looked at my cat and “got” that there is just so much of life that I can’t fathom. It is a profound knowing that I don’t know much at all. I have lived with this cat for 10 years now and I have talked with this cat and my students have talked with this cat but I still don’t know the depths from which his life springs. Every time I look at him lately I get this vast unknowingness. He is always the one who shows me the way and now he is showing me how little I know – can possibly know about any of us. It’s always been there within all life – this sense of AWE at the unknowingness – but it’s my cat that points it out so I can see.