Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Philosopher and the Wolf

The Philosopher and the Wolf

“What is best about our lives -the moments when we are, as we would put it, at our happiest- is both pleasant and deeply unpleasant. Happiness is not a feeling; it is a way of being. If we focus on the feelings, we will miss the point.”
― Mark Rowlands, The Philosopher and the Wolf

I loved reading this book so much!It is just brilliant. 

I couldn't get English version of the book in the library, so I borrowed the translated version, it was good. I was reading the book also when having a dinner alone in Italy this week (the desert was delicious, it was with pears and chestnuts):

Here is a description about the book from bookdepository:

"Mark Rowlands was a young philosophy professor, rootless and searching for life s greater meaning. Shortly after arriving at the University of Alabama, he noticed a classified ad in the local paper advertising wolf cubs for sale, and decided he had to investigate, if only out of curiosity. It was love at first sight, and the bond that grew between philosopher and wolf reaffirms for us the incredible relationships that exist between man and animal. When Mark welcomed his new companion, Brenin, into his home, but more than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands both as a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to reevaluate his attitude toward love, happiness, nature, death, and the true meaning of companionship."

Reading the book brought back so many lovely (and also sad) memories back about my beloved Wolf:

I am glad that I have Wolfie, but I still miss my beloved Wolf.