Mimi may think she’s camouflaged behind this rusted flower pot, and I’ll let her think that
We had our “time out” and I photographed yet more flowers while Mimi explored under the deck, which did not make for good photos since it’s dark and so is she, but she enjoyed herself and apparently read all the latest news that’s not published in public on the forsythia, if you get what I mean.
Below she bears that same expression she had on the upstairs window a few weeks ago, typical of Mimi when someone is bothering her sunshine.
Then Boo, it started raining! So I’m sharing a few more pretty photos from yesterday. Everything is suddenly so colorful!
I promise I’ll share photos of the other house panthers too! Below, from last year, Mimi has a heart to heart with Giuseppe.
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From last year on this day…
Feline Conversation, 2014
I was enchanted by this little exchange between Mimi and Giuseppe. Often we watch them and think they are cute and affectionate with each other, but I know that each move, each touch, each gesture, eye movement, whisker swish, like a ballet, nothing is wasted, each has meaning in the exchange between the two. This conversation was so direct, Mimi sitting atop her box like the queen visited by her son the prince, or like the goddess visited by her worshipper, but face to face, a look, then a touch from Giuseppe to Mimi, then a glance, then a touch by Mimi for Giuseppe, then a pause, and on. At the end they looked at me as if they had no idea I was there, as they may not have.
Perhaps I’ve been reading a little too much Rumi lately, but I pulled my copy of Coleman Barks’s translations of Rumi’s poems entitled The Glance: Songs of Soul Meeting, “the glance,” this mystical experience that occurs in the meeting of the eyes of the lover and the beloved, parent and child, friend and soul mate, a little explored theme in Rumi’s poetry. From The Glance, a portion of the poem “What is the Heart”:
What is the heart? It is not human
and it is not imaginary. I call it
Below I have a slideshow of nine photos from their exchange.
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