BOOM! Boom of thunder as I type.
It felt cozy in the studio while listening to Dave Matthew’s Band on the stereo. It’s always wonderful to be in that space when it’s grey outside. It just feels so warm and bright. I noticed before I began my sanding that the birds were in a bit of a frenzy at the feeder. I wanted to belt out a warning to them. The neighbour across the way has an ‘outdoor cat’. I woke this morning to watch as the cat pitched a bird up in the air over and over again, batting it viciously and then tossing it again, over and over until it lay lifeless…the cat walked away…its owner, in bathrobe, sipped from a Tim Horton’s cup and smoked a cigarette while watching. Seems like torture to me. She was probably saying to herself, “This is what it’s like in nature.”
I kept from talking to her about it. I try not to razz the neighbours. I also had to change my mindset. I remembered Mom and Dad singing this one in the station wagon. We all laughed about the ‘wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside ‘er’ part…guess it’s the lighter side of the predator story.
Back to the birds…they seemed to be getting a good feed before the storm!
Grey clouds were gathering, but the studio looked welcoming and the music was set to playing.
I came inside to find my ‘indoor cat’ jumping off the red couch to greet me. Life is good.