Friday, 22 July 2016

An Old Friend Returns


I looked up from my bed on the window ledge to see Ginger Cat smiling up at me.

I was shocked, I was not expecting to see him sitting there when I first went to sleep. I've been wanting to speak to him about something I saw in the Time Consciousness for quiet a while but I;ve never managed to catch him when he was around.

"Hello." I replied not sure what to say.

"I heard about George this morning and wanted to come and pay my respects to Mogsie and Twizzle. George was a good egg, I really liked him, it's very sad."

I nodded, a little bit of water filmed itself across my eye but didn't form into a droplet.

"Yes it is and he was." I looked down in thought. "Apart from River he was my best friend around here. So kind."

Ginger Cat nodded.

"And how you doing?"

"Yeah I'm OK, just sad."

Ginger Cat smiled at me. "I didn't mean how are you about George. I meant how are YOU!"

My eyebrows joined in an upwards arch, and my head cocked itself slightly to one side as I tried to work out what he meant.

Ginger Cat smiled at me as he saw my reaction.

"I think we should have a bit of a chat, you know," he nodded, "things in common. experiences in common." Then he smiled. "I'll be in touch over the next couple of day, we can have a good old talk then."

I nodded, mouth slightly open. 

"Yes...yes I think that would be nice."

Ginger Cat smiled a kindly smile again.

"Yes looking forward to it." He started to walk off and if guessing what was on my mind he then turned his head back towards me. "Yes, very much looking forward to us talking, I might be able to help you with your plans!"

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Just About Enough

I've just seen Mogsie.

I didn't notice him coming over but all of a sudden I looked up from my laid out position in the window t see him sitting there right in among he roses and plants on what remains of the rockery.

I went to say something but as I opened my mouth I suddenly became stumped for words. It seems a little wrong just to say hi and I didn't want to ask him how he was again, I think the answer would be obvious but I didn't want to just blank him either.

So I nodded and gave a weak smile. Mogsie did the same back then put his eyes down again.

I went back to sleep, something just knowing someone is there and thinking about you can be just about enough.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Very, VERY Hot

I've been keeping a low profile this past couple of days. The sun's been out and it's been very, VERY hot but also I've just not been feeling myself.

I've been thinking about George a lot. Last night River did some barking up at the window and my first reaction was to go and see who it was and just for a split second I forgot that it couldn't be George, sitting there looking back up at me and it hurt when I remembered.

I don't know how you handle such things, I personally have never lost someone before although I know there's been plenty of coming and going around here this past couple of years.

I guess it's just taking each day as it comes and taking stock of the simple things in life, like a walk around the Peace Garden when I'm feeling sad.