All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
she felt this thing that she called life terrible, hostile, and quick to pounce on you if you gave it a chance. There were the eternal problems: suffering; death; the poor. There was always a woman dying of cancer even here. And yet she had said to all these children, You shall go through with it.
It's an interesting fact that fewer than 17 % of Real cats end their lives with the same name they started with. Much family effort goes into selecting one at the start (She looks like a Winnifred to me), and the as the years roll by it suddenly finds itself being called Meepo or Ratbag.