This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection.
How To Own a Human is a selection of writings about cats and for cats. As well as stories and poems, it also includes rhymes, proverbs, fables and quotations, plus instructions for cats on how to train their humans - a sort of "Open Mew-niversity" course for felines. READERS: Ellen Dryden is an actor, writer and director working mainly for the stage and radio. She read English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and after graduating she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
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A man poised on the eve of what to others appears to be his greatest triumph, thinks back on what he knows is his greatest triumph. It’s a kiss from his Jenny. In this moment he shows us that what’s important is not how others perceive the success or failures in our lives, but how we see them.
Abou Ben Adhem awakens to find an angel within his room writing the names of those who love The Lord inside a book of gold. To his shock, he discovers his is name will not be added and learns of the fate awaiting him.