“Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.”
– George Sheehan
Green Eyed Cat – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Ink
Happiness also has to do with things that just feel silly for no reason…. like this cat.
I painted it from a photo by Surob at WetCanvas. I think the cat’s name is pumpkin. I like all the white I left in it for a change of pace.
About George Sheehan
American doctor George Sheehan changed course midway through his life. He was born in Brooklyn in 1918 to a cardiologist father and grew up to follow in his footsteps. At age 45, bored with his life, he began reading philosophy and took up running. Within five years he ran a 4:47 mile, the fastest ever clocked by a 50 year old. He started a weekly column and became medical editor for Runner’s World. He wrote eight books. Bill Clinton dubbed him the philosopher-king of running. He died in 1993.