Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Wednesday Words - The Cat Who Walked by Himself
Today my words come from Kipling. Specifically, from a Just So Story.
If you don't know it, then this particular story is here
I've chosen the very end for my Wednesday Words.
But the Cat keeps his side of the bargain too. He will kill mice and he will be kind to Babies when he is in the house, just as long as they do not pull his tail too hard. But when he has done that, and between times, and when the moon gets up and night comes, he is the Cat that walks by himself, and all places are alike to him. Then he goes out to the Wet Wild Woods or up the Wet Wild Trees or on the Wet Wild Roofs, waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone.
Sometimes, this is how I feel. Like I am doing the jobs that have to be done, and what I want to do is be the Cat, waving my wild tail, and walking by my wild lone. I would never be without J and the AC, and the cats and the snakes and my class, but sometimes, sometimes, I want to be between times, and go back to being the Cat who walks by myself.
Had you have known my at University, Dear Reader, you would have known that that was my email name. I was the Cat. I walked By Myself.
And now? I keep my side of the bargain. Life is a series of bargains, for all of us, from the contracts that hold us in work, to the idea that if you do the washing up, he dries.
There is play, about being between times.
I think that might have to be next week's Wednesday Words.
"All things are possible, in this best of all possible worlds." (And no, it's not Kipling) Do you know?
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