I've never had a scaredy cat before, but he was clearly traumatized by whatever jerk-off owned him before he ended up on the street - and let me take a moment to say that anyone low enough to be mean to a cat is obviously sub-human and deserves a certain kind of torment I hope is reserved for them here and/or hereafter...
But I digress. I now am a cat owner again. My oldest and last remaining cat died on my father's birthday in December 2009 and in honor of her and my inability to figure out my life I did not get a new cat until today. I was even a little hesitant, but felt clearly I should do it last night, after all the signs leading to my adoption of this cat, whose name has been variously: Hud, Ugo, Kittyhead, Buddy and from me now: Sweet Beast or Silly Beast. He might end up with a really dumb proper name from me like Sir Lancelot, because he seems kind of knightly in his bearing. And yes I know how lame that is but I always give my cats stupid names. Don't ask me why.
When I can take a picture of him, after I finally get batteries for my camera that work, I may post a picture here and ask for suggestions.
But for now I have a cat behind a chair and a camera that doesn't work. So, some photos of Inwood follow. This will be a brief post because I need to prepare for the second five week intensive class I am teaching starting tomorrow. Even though I am teaching similar stuff, it's still new to me so need to brush up on the class plan and get prepared.
Last night I stayed up late grading final exams, if you can believe it. The wild and crazy life of an artist-teacher in NYC. Woohoo.
Oh I should add that today along with some nice walks, I did get some writing off to places I wanted to send it and proposed some of my own projects today. So it's been a good day on the whole....
And for you, my dear readers, check out the autmnal gorgeosity that is in Manhattan (!)...I would have more photos if my camera wasn't being so cranky...but at least there are some...
|that's the Bronx on the other side...|
|just in case there's a fire, two trees to the right, there's a fire hydrant...|
|little building is a nature center (!) with info about the bald eagles and such...amazing.|
Sweet dreams of yellow orange red...I feel so blessed to be living here. And to have a silly beast behind me deciding whether or not it's OK to trust me. I think he will soon, but God knows any of us who have been traumatized know, it takes time. And so, he - Sir Lancelot the Silly Beast - has time. Please send him lots of love and warmth.