Dreamstate. I am working at my desktop and Londolozi is
watching me with bemused eyes, his ears cupped forward in a state of detached
"What is wealth, Londo?"
He responds in English, "Wealth is food."
"Then you must be a wealthy cat, for here you have
"Wealth is freedom from predators and parasites."
"Then you are a wealthy cat, for here you have
"Wealth is a dry, warm, soft place to sleep."
"Ah yes, we provide the shelter too."
"Wealth is a place from which to observe without being
"You've got that too, on the bookshelf overlooking the
"Wealth is a catnip toy."
"Toys are important, definitely."
He shifts forward and nudges me with his head. "Wealth is
"You've got that too."
"Wealth is the wisdom to recognize what constitutes
"Ah, Londo. How is one so young so wise?"
"Young? I'm a cat. It is you who must learn."
He settles back to sleep. "Look, take a few million years
of evolution, and then get back to us, okay?"