Saturday, June 21, 2008

Maurice

This morning, long after day had broken through the brief dark of night, after She had fed us and returned to bed with a coffee, I went and curled on the bed. Then I lay on her, head resting on Her shoulder, paws around Her neck, warm like a scarf. Outside the light was gray like dusk and a storm was building to bend the trees. Inside, together, we were warm. I began to sing a quiet purr, to tell Her how much She had been missed, no pretence this time. She had been away for too long and we had begun to fear that She had found new cats.
We dozed together as close as two creatures can be and Her breath warmed my ginger fur and mine played music in Her ear, breath like the brush of a butterflies wings. I dreamt, and in my dream She shed Her clumsy human form and became cat and together we hunted the hillside in twilight blue while stars looked down. Together we moved sleek over the land, liquid cats, sky full of aireymice, mothwing and moonlight, grass full of intrigue, movement and silver. We chased stars over the sea and curled in a silvered pool of moonlight to watch the hushwing hunt the hedges.
From time to time I stirred from sleep to feel her skin against my fur, happy to let Her know that even though She is only human still She is loved.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank You For the warm & loving post. Positive energy is so needed and your family can always show some.
Thanks & bless

dinahmow said...

Sometimes, Sporran comes to sit in my lap as I type , but, first, she reaches up to touch a silky black mitten to my cheek, then she goes to sleep.
SO much to be grateful for!

kiwirach said...

what a beautiful post....how wonderful it is to experience a purring scarf.

goldenshade said...

Lovely post. We have such dreams too. Life would be grand.

~Goldie and Shade

Miss*Laurence said...

Hello,
Thanks for visiting my blog.
The idea was for people to register their town and country for the day, I did not make the list out myself. Noone from Wales registered so I couldn't put it on my list.
Thanks

ChrisJ said...

Your writing is SUCH apleasure to read! You conjureup such wonderful feelings and pictures. I love coming to your posts.

Moonroot said...

Maurice's story is so beautifully told, I think She should illustrate it and make it Her next book!

Beethoven said...

How sweet. I loves mine Mummy like you do too.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful post. I feel as if I were there, but not in a voyeuristic way. :-)

Mickey said...

That was an awesome post!! It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy :) I too,feel as though I was there .
Purrs Mickey

Terra Hangen said...

Maurice, you are a cat with a poetic vision and you are so kind to Her!