This week two blog posts from others caught my eye: “Thinking Outside the Cat Box” on February 6th from Susan Wingate (http://susanwingate.wordpress.com/muscle-up-the-gut-of-your-novel-writing-instruction/) and “Ball of Yarn” on February 7th from D Anthony Brown (http://danthonybrown.me/2012/02/07/ball-of-yarn-on-smashwords/).
So what inspired these two writers to use cat-themed posts in the same week? Perhaps it is the bleakness of winter and the fact that we all spend more time indoors. We watch our cats do their thing and with the restlessness of cabin fever we pay more attention to their idiosyncrasies. Their feline quirks then feed our creative process inspiring analogies to the existence of these little Zen masters living in the moment. A sunbeam calls them to lie down and absorb warmth and light. A sudden movement grabs their attention and prods them to discover its source. A can opener, shaken treat jar or other familiar sound tweaks their ears to turn and follow the noise.
And just so, my attention was drawn to posts on cats…
Thank you for checking out my blog! Regrettably, I don’t have a cat, but not because I don’t love felines. One of the inspirations for “Ball of Yarn” was a cat I befriended as a child. Under my grandmother’s hutch there used to live a cat named Slippers. Somehow I gained her trust and friendship, and then she took to spending all day in my bed. Lazy cats!
Again, thanks for sharing. 🙂