Archives for category: Anthropomorphism

I accidentally adopted a kitten last week and she is the sweetest little thing. I named her Quintana Roo, meaning she is named after either a state in Mexico or Joan Didion’s late daughter. She is really floppy and playful and kind of has a Yoda mouth.



Who knows, she may also inspire you to sing this Van Morrison song…

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If you want to become a friend of civilization, then become an enemy of truth and a fanatic for harmless balderdash.

–Kurt Vonnegut, 1970 (Not yet a crotchety old man!)

Various visual and theatrical interpretations of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream — not because I think the play is balderdash, but because it celebrates the magical, and we should all try to do more of that. Also it is midsummer and that is a beautiful thing.

The Canadian Stage theatre company is putting on Shakespeare’s play in High Park all summer. I plan on heading there soon to see the fairies and drink wine on the outdoor theatre’s mossy stone seats; how dreamy…..

Here’s to unlikely friendships…

via gawker

via elskan

and love poems.

The Stolen Branch
Pablo Neruda

In the night we shall go in
to steal
a flowering branch.

We shall climb over the wall
in the darkness of the alien garden,
two shadows in the shadow.

Winter is not yet gone,
and the apple tree appears
suddenly changed
into a cascade of fragrant stars.

In the night we shall go in
up to its trembling firmament,
and your little hands and mine
will steal the stars.

And silently,
to our house,
in the night and the shadow,
with your steps will enter
perfume’s silent step
and with starry feet
the clear body of spring.


This cat is so hungover.