By the fire by tikhont
THIS IS A CAT PLAYING IN FALL LEAVES THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
Ancient Bridge, Germany
photo by thomasmuller
MORE REASONS WHY NORWEGIAN FOREST CATS ARE THE BEST:
Norwegian forest cats are the best.
They look like little snow lions.
The colloquial term for them is “skogkatten”.
They’re also called “fairy cats” in Norway, because they’re so pretty.
They run down trees headfirst.
They’re fricking gigantic and they purr really loud.
They literally walk over snow like motherloving Legolas.
In Norse mythology, skogkatts pull the goddess Freya’s carriage.
Who doesn’t want a carriage pulled by cats?
Viking cats. End of story.
Oh what a terrible thing it appears that I haven’t reblogged these glorious beasts this year yet
We have come to pronounce judgment upon those who do not respect the will of the Catmoot.
Why do we think our metaphors will save us? The world is only itself. Time is just our way of imagining it. At least the bee has ultraviolet vision to see everything we can’t. We have to light our dark spaces with the sputtering matches of our words.”
—Richard Jackson, from “About this Poem,” from Out of Place: Poems (The Ashland Poetry Press, 2014)