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I sit on the sofa and watch my beautiful, frail 21 year old Maine Coon cat, Stormy, curled in the blue wingback chair. He is so tiny, so emaciated. He is dying. We all are ultimately, but his long years have finally caught up with him. It has been a day of trying to make him comfortable with pain medications. I have been in consultation with my home vet who will be here tomorrow to assess Stormy and most likely we will help ease his transition Sunday afternoon. My heart is heavy, so I concentrate on breathing deeply. To watch my angelic furry child sleep, his belly rising and falling slowly, is a meditation. I go deeply into a state of being. There is no more to do in this moment. Stormy and I are as all of us, Children of the Universe. It is often in the twilight of life, before the great transition into the next world, that we come face to face with that peace, one of neither grasping nor reaching. I look into the tired emerald green eyes of my Stormy, and I see the cosmos, infinite, timeless. As Stormy approaches death, I surrender to being, not doing. To loving, not coveting. To stopping, not starting. I know the spirit of my beautiful boy is entwined with mine. Now is all we have. Now is the greatest gift we are given....