I found out this afternoon that our cat, Boo, is dying.
I submitted a piece to an online writing group recently, including the following excerpt:
[The cat] jumped into his lap and after circling once curled up and closed his eyes. [He] stroked the animal absently, and the cat started to purr. Food, shelter, family, and a cat. What more was needed? Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof.
One critique made this comment:
I really like the last 2 sentences, seems like a quotation, but I don’t remember one like this.
The idea of the earth being round rather than flat has been known since ancient times. Eratosthenes calculated the diameter of the earth, a few years before he became Chief Librarian of the famous library at Alexandria (Egypt), in 236BC (that’s 2,248 years ago). But it took a long time for anyone to actually try to travel all the way around the earth.