Have you ever had a moment in the middle of night where you are inexplicably beckoned from sleep? I write beckoned because I am not not describing a situation where one is suddenly jolted from the depths of a nightmare. I am referring to a situation where one may, for some unknown reason, calmly wake in the middle of a peaceful sleep with the sneaking suspicion that something is a little off. I had one of these type of occurrences a few weeks ago and it is still making me smile.
The reason I find this situation amusing is because upon my late night unexpected return to consciousness I looked across my bedroom and noticed a dark figure pulling a balancing act on the railing of our second story loft! At the time, I was groggy and confused by this strange shape traveling at a fairly high rate of speed for such a perilous act. I sat straight up in bed and screeched in horror when I realized this shape was in fact my beloved, but apparently suicidal cat.
I was inspired to devote this post to him because of the scarf I wore the day I photographed the above images. To be truthful, I have never considered myself a huge, "cat person." Maybe I am just leery of the looming, "crazy cat lady," stigma all of us unwed thirty something women seemed destined for. However, when it comes to my furry friend , it is of course a different story. Without seeming too odd, I like to think of him as kind of magical. He came to my boyfriend and I's doorstep as a stray one evening in the middle of a fairly severe rainstorm and seemed very certain that he was supposed to be living in our home. He has a very expressive face and by the looks of it I can't help but wonder if he knows things I do not. This certainly includes activities like witching hour trapeze acts while everyone else is sleeping. Lastly, he is of course a cat and my astrological sign is Leo. If that isn't magic, I don't know what is. Reading this back to myself I fear I may actually be the, "crazy lady with A cat," rather than the, "crazy cat lady."
This being stated, my cat remains a sort of mystery to me. I don't know where he came from. I'm not sure why he chose to stay with me . I obviously have no idea what his activities involve while I am not around. Above all, I cannot figure out that animal's mood swings. I wonder if this is how my boyfriend feels about me?
Jacket: TOMMY HILFIGER usa.tommy.com
Jeans: Silver Jeans www.silverjeans.com
Boots: HUNTER Boot Ltd
Purse: The Limited
Scarf: Vintage (Elaine Gold)
Lipstick: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss (01)