“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


Of wedding dresses, a cat & Texas heat

She is hiding.
Can I come in? I ask oh so seriously.
Can I hide too?
She just purrs me away.
Find your own spot, she says.

That was yesterday;
she was feeling bad.
Now is today
and she is curled next to a baby dogwood tree,
hopefully feeling better,
back to more medicine.

When I open the door just a few inches to let her out or in, the heat bullies its way into the house, pushing the cool air inside away, almost visibly leaving an imprint in the room before I close the door, locking it outside. It has been hotter this year, but the heat this morning is already full of attitude, threatening, leaving its fingerprints sweating against the cool glass, gleefully daring me to come outside, come outside. Instead I am on the bed, computer in front of me, texting the lovely, lovely Katie, making plans to photoblog tomorrow's outing - her first day of wedding dress shopping, staying here in town, hoping to find something here, but knowing that Dallas is less than a couple of hours away, if necessary. What fun to show pretty dresses instead of talking about me. What fun to chronicle the beginning of her new life. Perhaps I will invent a new career for myself - the photographer before the wedding photographer. :)

Until then, then.
I am excited
and I need a new camera strap.


  1. Oh yes, the pre-wedded bliss photog! Perfect.
    Cats love lounging in the sunny spots, don't they?

  2. The most resilient kitty in the world! I am still amazed at the quality of life she does in spite of really, really sick she is.

    xyhpolka-today's word verificatin

  3. Good lucky to Katie. Happy, happy shopping.

  4. have i said this already? so what if i have. it bears repeating:

    I love, love, love your writing.

  5. your feet and her shady spot :) i love them both :) i also like the sound of that new career path for you...you need something a little off the beaten path to suit your style anyway. the pre-wedding photographer photographer :) perfect!

  6. There's so much poetry in anticipation, and it shows, in your post.


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