When I was young, I wrote: “If books are people, for me it is Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Sometimes I’m curious to open the last page to see how it ends, but then I’m afraid I’ll miss the best parts.”|After this, I still read books but no longer compare men to any books. Recently, I met a professor and listened to his analysis of love and marriage.|He said: “Think of a man as a book, you have to read it to know what it is good at. There are books that we only read once, there are interesting books that make us have a good time. You can read all your life. But if you don’t read, you’ll never know what the book will bring.”Raising a cat has taught me what it’s like to truly “live in the present.” Perhaps no one can live in the present as completely as animals, especially cats. Cats don’t need too many things to be happy: a porch that is enough to cover the rain and sun, an old carpet on the floor to sleep in, 2-3 servings of simple food a day, occasional petting, cuddling – that was more than enough. If you want to know what happiness is, look at the face of a cat after eating or while sleeping. That face is a clear symbol of absolute contentment, total relaxation, relief, peace of mind – the product of a simple happiness, for you and for you alone.