“Unconditional Love that which sees no barrier to race, color, creed, religion, caste and gender. Accepting the other person for what he or she is without any form of an expectation. Looking for goodness within others. It is through sacrifice and in giving that you make other realize. Creating the win-win situation. Forgiving and forgetting. Unconditional Love is Devine.”
Thinking about Unconditional Love, I can’t help but to remember Ginger, our house cat. He died about a month ago. To us, he is not a cat but simply the 7th member of our family. He has brought joy to our family. Ginger will be forever missed. I would like to share here an excerpt of an article about Ginger written by my daughter, Safia.
Once there is a family of six that consists of a Master, a Madam and their 4 children: Lady 1, Lady 2, Lady 3 and Young Master. They are a private family. They value their privacy and rarely accept outsiders into their circle for they love each other very much. However when Lady 1 turned 12, she received a kitten as a present. Unbeknownst to her, the kitten would soon grow up as a cat dragon.
Now what is this family of six going to do with this kitten? The Master has a fear of cats, Madam was dreading the future responsibility that would soon fall on her and the children were over the moon. And thus, the great life of Cat Dragon began...
Ginger is a very special cat. I'm willing to bet all of my money on his talents. Ginger's speciality lies in his unique personality and the human skills he picked up from the family. Seeing that Ginger had never lived with any of his kind, he is kinda weird. Sometimes he shows certain human-like skills.
As he gets older, I noticed that Ginger is getting more fluent with human language. You can ask whether he wants to drink or eat and he'll respond to you. He knows what you're about to do and will follow you if you're about to give him what you want. He knows if you're angry or sad. If you're angry, he'll get angrier than you. If you're sad, he'll get sadder than you. What about if you're happy? Well, he gets annoyed. He doesn't like it if you laugh too loud. You're just disturbing his beauty sleeps. Haha
Ginger was a huge part of our childhood. Despite his diabolical ways, he was there when all of us needed something. Be it courage, confidence or love. I'm turning 22 this year and no longer a teen. I realized that he needed to go because he realized that the four of us are slowly leaving him. It's hard to admit but none of us are at home anymore. We grew up.
On the way to bury him at our family's estate, my father asked what has he taught us. I said maybe ... unconditional love. He taught us to love unconditionally especially between the seven of us. None of us expected anything from each other. We realized that the bond we share is special.
And it took us one special Cat Dragon to make us realize this.
We love you so much.Have fun in heaven you spoiled orange fur ball. :')
I dedicate this song as tribute to Ginger for teaching me the meaning of Unconditional Love. This song is performed by Safia’s friends, Zariq and Sylvia.