plug in.

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my wall plug looks quite content

and has a story to tell. 

 

“it seemed to me at an early age that all human communication-

whether it’s tv, movies, books –

begins with somebody wanting to tell a story.

that need to tell, to plug into a universal socket,

is probably one of our grandest desires. and the need to hear stories,

to live lives other than our own for even the briefest moment,

is the key to the magic that was born in our bones.”

-robert r. mccammon

living the high life.

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these cats

olive and rose

really have it made

a modern kitty headquarters

custom-designed and gifted from grandies

a special stash of catnip

gifted from those who cared for rose

no jobs, appointments, chores, errands, meetings, or responsibilities at all

a gift from mother nature.


“listen, don’t forget this.

don’t let this slip your mind.

most of us, if we’re lucky,

we see a few seconds of the high life.

and the rest are the residue years.”

-mitchell s. jackson,  The Residue Years

3am.

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3 am is the hour of writers,

painters, poets, musicians, silence seekers,

over-thinkers, and creative people.

We know who you are,

We can see your light on.

Keep on keeping on.

-author unknown

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: pinterest – vintage

 

 

 

rose.

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rescued while trying to join a colony of cats in detroit

cared for by a foster family

 looking for a place to call home

i feel lucky she landed in mine

 shy and sweet and young

not quite sure what life will be like here

she came out from her hiding place

long enough for us to each check on the other

i see her natural fancy costume

of black ears and tail

snow white body

she’s now olive’s new sister

 and will be called rose

which makes her *rose kennedy

*(the cat, not to be confused with the political dynasty’s family matriarch who shared the same moniker)

“a kitten is, in the animal world, what a rosebud is in the garden.”

-robert southey

the 6th of january. and then, the 7th.

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It was

a horrible day in washington that i’ll never forget.

 a wonderful day in georgia that i’ll never forget.

and now

at last

in the light and the dark

of the very early morning

of the very next day

our new president and vice president

have finally been confirmed

and I’ll never forget how light won over dark.

looking for my cat.

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no, she has not gone missing

but keeping santa’s promise

to sweet kitty, olive –

 find her a sweet companion.

with virus, time home, holidays

sweet little kitties are hard to find

but i’m on the case

ready for the rescue

i see her on the horizon

 have one very close

to coming home. 

“there are no ordinary cats.”

-colette

 

 

 

 

 

photo credit: reed.edu