Sunday, December 20, 2009

Precious little time

"Any idiot can face a crisis,
it is this day-to-day living
that wears you out."
~Anton Chekhov
Taking some time off to rest and regroup.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Beauty is everlasting

Beauty is everlasting.
And dust is for a time.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Like a river running through

Photo by Jason Neuswanger
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"These days, she says, I feel my life
Just like a river running through
the year of the cat."
~Al Stewart and Peter Wood
from The Year of the Cat, 1976

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Roses for Kia

Kia at eight weeks.

My beautiful Tortoiseshell cat Kia died December 9, 2003. Her name is a Polynesian word with many meanings, and I named her long before an automobile model by that name came into existence. After returning from the South Pacific, I saw her at a local shelter. I happened to come along on the same day she had been put up for adoption and knew immediately that I wanted to take her home. I adopted Kia on the spot; she was too little to be in a cage all by herself. She lived to the age of 15 and, had she not succumbed to lung cancer, would have lived many more years. Kia was a rare beauty and she stands out in my memory as quintessentially feline, fierce yet dainty and ultra curious. Since adopting two Tortoiseshell sisters last summer I think of her often and I miss her. See the posting from December 8, 2008 for more about her.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

You Will Find Your Way

Rise, let us see you,
Dawning is the day,
Miss, misty meadow,
You will find your way,
Wake up in the morning to yourself and leave this crazy life behind you.
Listen, we're trying to find you.
Flow to the sea,
You know where to go,
Still we are free,
No one tells the wind which way to blow.
Wake up in the morning to yourself,
Open your eyes and start to be you.
Listen, we think we can see you.
~from Dawning is The Day
by Justin Hayward
of The Moody Blues