Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Reading with tea and cats ~ or imagination

The only time I remember my legs being this short, I was at church on a Sunday morning, bored to tears by the proceedings, which seemed to be droning on and on and on.  I entertained myself by swinging my feet — which activity, I soon discovered, was reflected in the polished wood of the pew in front of me.  I was fascinated by the fact that my legs appeared to be walking.  There I was, stuck in a boring situation with my mother sitting to my right, others to my left, and no way of escape except through my own inventiveness.  So I "walked away" from my boredom into my own mental adventure.

The woman in this illustration has a book.  And cats (notice the second tail under the chair).  She has snack crackers and a cup of tea and, best of all, she has a book to get lost in.  Maybe my need to always have a book with me traces back to that day in church when I realized I had no way of getting lost in a story without dreaming one up myself.

TWOsday repeat

Here's the kicker:  Use your imagination for another one, since today is TWOsday.  Today, Facebook showed me a memory from four years ago — and this was it.  I had set up everything above, including the exact title of this post, before it occurred to me that maybe I had also posted it here as well as on Facebook.  Yep, I did.  And it is EXACTLY the same, from the title to the picture to the words I used here and on Facebook.  Take a look.  Since nobody commented, maybe none of you saw this on my blog, so I'll repeat what I've already posted.


Jinjer-The Intrepid Angeleno said...

Heyyyy haiii!!! I don't know if I was reading you yet back in 2016 (!!!) so I probably did miss the original post. Thanks for running it again because I love that graphic so much! Especially the kitty draped over the arm of the chair, wishing she would put down the book so kitty could move over to her lap.

I go through this every night with my cat and the laptop. Luckily, the chair has wide, flat arms so I can set the laptop on the arm of the chair so kitty can lay on my lap and stretch her full length down my legs. LOL

Are we sure those are snack crackers and not wafer cookies?????

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I'm sure those would be snack crackers for me, rather than wafer cookies, because I like salty snacks and am not much into sweets at all. They can absolutely be wafer cookies for you, though. Go for it!