“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

9.03.2008

Instead of art, a cat

More art is coming, I promise.
The emotional sadness & craziness of my life lately leaves me exhausted by the end of the day
& painting is far from my mind.
No, it's actually on my mind, but far from my fingertips.
But I know this will pass & I will paint.
In the meantime, stories. Cat pictures. Complaints. But soon. I promise.

This is Maggie waiting for me to walk across the street from Mary's.
She waits for me every day - to return home from work, to return from Mary's,
to return from the store.
How wonderful is that?

8 comments:

  1. She's adorable (says the crazy cat lady with 3 sitting on her at once)

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  2. I had a cat like that growing up! She followed me around like a dog. I feel for you honey...watching someone wither away is very hard. I wish I could tell you that it will get easier but you and I know better. Love sent to you....

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  3. That is wonderful...pure and simple. There's really nothing like that unconditional love from a pet. I too, have a kitty like this...and he follows us around town. Old Bear is seventeen years old, but you'd think he was still a kitten.

    I also understand what you're saying about emotional upsets getting in the way of your art...been there many a time...but like you said...it will pass.

    xo

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  4. I do hope that you are feeling better soon...

    Cats are wonderful creatures and I've loved many of them over the years too :-)

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  5. Thank you all. It's SO comforting to pull up in the driveway & there she is, just waiting. And she doesn't move - I've had to get out of the car more than once & pick her up & move her out of my way. People tell me she will move, and she might, but it might also be a long wait! LOL!

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  6. What a sweet faithful little friend you have in Maggie. How wonderful that must feel to know someone is waiting for you...missing you.

    Hugs for all your sadness
    xoxo

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  7. get out of the car and move her.... i smiled and almost laughed at this but it is too sweet-funny to really laugh out loud. my one and only cay ruby, who i had for 17 years mind you, used to do the funniest thing...she would run down the road after my car sometimes when i drove off. i swear the first time i saw her in the rear view mirror i almost had a wreck i was so astounded. she was such a distant creature. i never even knew she had such a crush on me until then. after that i knew she loved me even if she was a bit feral acting. it was a good feeling. so i know what you mean it is completely wonderful
    XO

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  8. Jaime - Sometimes it makes me feel SO BAD to know she is waiting. I feel guilty that she has to wait. But I'm sure she would rather I not be around all the time! :)

    Robin - Now THAT is some cat-love! WOW! Very wonderful & I DO know what you mean.

    Love, Debi

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