Sunday, 28 March 2010
Cat. Here is a cat. No doubt, another cat will spring into your mind. This cat is pretty. It could well have been scary; in fact hairy and scary.
This is comfortable cat.
Out there is a veritable world of cats, besides those in your mind; enormous cats, tiny cats cats, cats courageous and bold; timid cats, fast cats and cats that are ailing and old.
Look at T.S. Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats'.
Cat is a word universal and personal; a word that is emotive in its very being, depending on your liking or loathing - and, possibly, not much in between.