Wednesday Vignette – timing


Since O moved to Sweden a month ago, his dearly beloved Tank has become my pal, instead. Still, I like to Viber photos of Tank to him, now and then, so he knows he is missed. By ALL of us, mind you – not just the cat.

Today, my furry friend was sweetly sleeping on the couch next to where I was working. He was so peaceful, I reached for my phone to sneak a photo. And right as I pushed the button, he did this. I know it’s just a leisurely, feline yawn, but I have to tell you; this expression spoke to me – on so many levels – that it will become my Vignette for the week. It perfectly sums up my current state of mind. I hope for next week, my soul can be reflected in the languid bliss of a sleepy, relaxed cat. I miss those quiet, “normal” days.

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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12 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – timing

  1. I look forward to the languid version

  2. Tina says:

    Sleepy, relaxed cat vibe is definitely something for aspiration, but I like the roar that comes through, loud and clear, with that shot! My vignette for this week and thanks for hosting:

  3. Kris P says:

    What a shot! My poor cat’s spending hours hiding out in the closet these days. Here’s a WV that reflects the current living conditions we – and the cat – currently face:

    • annamadeit says:

      Aww, poor thing… renovations are so noisy, with way too many power tools and crashing sounds. It’s like an extended July 4th for poor Pipig. 😦

  4. Alison says:

    Great shot! I never seem to get good shots of my cat, he always seems to be making a weird face, or refuses to look at me, or comes too close… I hope there are some quiet days in your future.

    • annamadeit says:

      They can be so hard to photograph, can’t they? This out of the blue yawn was not at all what I expected, from his sweet, sleeping face. But hey – I’ll take it! And thanks – I hope for some lazy, agenda-free days too…

  5. hb says:

    Like Edvard Munch’s scream, with whiskers.

  6. Those sharp teeth make an impression, so to speak, even if small.

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