Once again, I have been away from posting, and indeed nearly from reading altogether, except for the occasional easy read or book of short pieces. I had it in mind to do a post on one of Jonathan Safran Foer’s recent books, but I left off reading it and my library online site has taken it back for a while, so that I have to wait for a few days to finish it up. Never fear, a post will be forthcoming, for whatever it’s worth.
Actually, I’ve been spending the summer finishing up crochet projects from the spring, and just ordered my crochet supplies for the fall, so even if I get back to posting more regularly again, my second vocation, making gifts for my family and friends, will still eat up a lot of my time.
My companion, friend, and housemate Lucie-Minou has in fact been covering the literary angle of things around here for the last few months. In an effort to get me back to some form of literary endeavor, she has walked around quoting from the works she knows, though due to her peculiar accent, I’ve not been able to understand all of it. I did get one portion, though. She has a particular fondness for one of her favorites, “Romeow and Mewliet,” and looks at me significantly as she makes this comment a visible fact: “Do you wash your paw at me, sir?” “No, sir. But I do wash my paw, sir.” I think she is threatening to wash her paws of me, literature-wise, if I don’t post again soon. She herself is wrapped up in plans for a cloak-and-dagger piece (or as she would have it, a fur-and-claw piece) which she apparently plans to call “The Mer-Wow Factor,” or “The Mer-Wow Conspiracy,” or something like that. Again, I’m not sure which it is, or that she has made up her mind firmly, but she constantly tests out the lines of dialogue as she walks around the house, the key one being that which appears in her title: “Mer-wow? Mer-wow?” I don’t think she’s entirely satisfied with it, somehow.
At any rate, I will post again soon, and hope my readers haven’t entirely given up on me, as Lucie-Minou has been threatening they might. Fare you well until then.
2 responses to “A Non-Literary Summer, and Other Matters”
Gibing up on you! Not a chance, it’s good to see Lucie-Minou is of an artistic nature, a cat after my own heart, Bela is more a tabloid cat despite my not so subtle leaving plenty of worthwhile literature around.
Well, Bela is making a point of being more up-to-date in her reading than SOME OTHER CATS I MIGHT MENTION. Also, a tent of newspapers on the floor makes a fine thing to dash in and hide under for pouncing games with humans.when you’re done reading. So, they both have their advantages.