I am mostly a dog person and have lived with many over the years. However, I’ve nearly always lived with several cats at once, too.
“Leave me alone, mortal. I’m plotting.”
Many of the cats adopted me, even after I explained that, mostly, I was a dog person. Catlike, they did not argue. They just ignored my protests and attached themselves to me anyway. I have adapted to this arrangement; although the midnight bazooka-barfings at the edge of the bed still tend to startle me.
“Let me help you with that.”
Here’s a couple of cat quotes for your philosophic considerations.
“I have my favorite cat, who is my paperweight, on my desk as I am writing.”
And another from The Old Man himself.
“One cat just leads to another.” —Ernest Hemingway
Sidney Sime (1867-1941) began his illustration career in the Late Victorian era.
The Ship of Yoharneth, by Sidney Sime.
He is known best for his fantastical illustrations of the stories by Lord Dunsany.
Romance Comes Down, by Sidney Sime.
Anyone who is a student or fan of fantasy art will eventually find the dreamy, ornate, and spiritually laced works of Sime. I would like to see one of his works on a large scale, say, a ten-foot tall wall mural. Nothing else in the viewing room but a low couch of throw cushions, a bowl of grapes, a hookah pipe. The room is dim, only a single soft light illuminating the mural. But for now, I must settle for book and online views.
Hobbies take place in the cellar and smell of airplane glue.
I think John knew. . . things.
Thing in the Dark. By Dark Oak Creations.
“…I saw the infernal Thing blocking my path in the twilight. The dead travel fast, and by short cuts unknown to ordinary coolies. I laughed aloud a second time, and checked my laughter suddenly, for I was afraid I was going mad.”
— Rudyard Kipling, The Phantom Rickshaw
Portrait of the Apparition.
In which and where at, we find an end to this post.