30 April 2012

A Walk In Faith

The hot busy landscape,
or should I say 'bodyscape',
is furry, dirty white and restless . . .

And the hot pavement below it,
or should I say the metalscape below the bodyscape,
makes for a warm, safe haven from the angry world . . .

But its sharp spiky antennae warn of dangers,
and also of possible warm treats and meals,
and long loving relaxing pats 
if you will ignore the nagging voice that go with it . . .

But how silly to imagine you can just swat dangers
with that long, thin, dry whatever?

And how foolish to imagine our strengths
or even to imagine dangers and threats
in our wildest dreams . . .

. . . when all we needed was to relax
and enjoy whatever fate will bring us
and leave all the dangers for fate to handle . . .

. . . as we merrily tread lightly on our journey
with no excess baggage of angst,
bizarre expectations, silly judgements
and veiled threats.

I know how Petrocelli feels.
This freedom loving stray cat we chose to adopt and feed on our roof has chosen to freely come and go, hated all the attempts I made of grooming yet hungrily lusted for my gentle loving touch on a body swathed in love bites and wounds from fierce battles with other stray cats. How could I not understand that independence and freedom that I have also chosen for my own?

I know Petrocelli well.
We bond our fate and path together.

For Lisa and her MacroMonday.
And for Gattina and her Cats On Tuesdays.

29 comments:

shutterbuggbitten said...

He's a handsome guy, even though he's so beat up. Lucky guy to have found such a great friend.

Martha Z said...

Cats, always independent some more willing than others to share their lives with humans.

It's me said...

Thanks for visiting my blog .....what a sweet post this is...your blog is wonderful...like heaven...love from me...xxx...

The Chair Speaks said...

Poor guy, he is good-looker if he has a good home. Hope he gets his daily food at least.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

What a wonderful blog and awesome photos ~ thanks for coming by ~ am so glad to 'meet you' ^_^ hugs and namaste ^_^

lisa said...

Petrocelli is one very special kitty Lui, and she is so very fortunate to have you. Indeed, animals teach us so much.
I wish you a beautiful beginning to your week dear Friend.
xo.

Herding Cats said...

Wonderful post, great pictures!

Pat said...

Feral cats have a tough life. I'm glad you and Petrocelli have found each other.

Misty Dawn said...

Awwwww so sweet!

Laura said...

beautiful cat...they have a lot to teach us.

Kala said...

Cats are independent creatures. Great shots you've posted.

Happy MM

Kim, USA said...

Great shot Lui. I remember our first cat it's all white and very sweet but has its own mind too.

Kim,USA

Laura said...

Beautiful pictures:)

geetlee said...

Lui you write so beautifully. Your pets are so lucky to have you. Petrocelli is so handsome! I love cats!

Ioana-Carmen said...

beautiful photos!
Fashionspot.ro

The Chair Speaks said...

These pictures of Petrocelli reminds our human so much of our late Tommy when he was straying before adopted and confined indoors with us.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

You two are soul mates and we are glad you have found each other! Happy May Day!

Denise said...

You have a way with the written word and the way is inspiring. Such a cute cat!

Connie Smiley said...

Ah, Lui, the stories you tell! And that face tells some stories all by itself. I love your close ups, too.

Viola said...

Oh Petrocelli, he is so thin! but still so beautiful! :) he? yes he! NOW I can see Petrocelli is a he! :) and that I was wrong.. :))

I'm glad you are there besides him and he knows that, it's good! Still free to come and go.. :)

Hugs to Petrocelli from Pusa ^^) and Viola :) and hugs also to Sweepy and you! :)

Lovely weekend!

PS: here we had a little snowfall, but it melted nearly at once.. :) Contrast to your hot air!

Lea said...

Animals need us so much - and we need them!
We missed you and Sweepy on the Scavenger Hunt this week.
Hope all is well
Lea
Lea's menagerie

maiaT said...

Hi there,
Another beautiful post of yours and an amazing close-up portrait of this "born to be free" feline.

Kala said...

Such wonderfully sweet feline images!

Denise said...

Hi Lui, just checking in to see if all is well. Was thinking about you today and so here I am :)

Indrani said...

Lovely captures.
Happy WW!

Bom said...

Much belated comment on your post from months back. I hope both you and Petrocelli are doing okay.

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Lui, back again to let you know that Today's Flowers is up and running and I have taken over from Luiz, whose work commitments prevent him continuing. I volunteered so that he wouldn't have to close the meme. Hope you can join us one of these days. Have a great week!

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Lui, just checking in to see how you are doing and hoping all is well with you.

DeniseinVA said...

Hello Luis, I have been reading about the terrible floods and do hope you are okay. Sending you a hug and a prayer for all of you out there. Take good care of yourself my friend.