November 13, 2008
Kitty at the Window and Man with a NewspaperMy office is in the basement, but it features a window and a door opening on a rock garden with ferns. This week while I was working at my desk, a little kitty appeared at the window, obviously yearning for a good caress. Since my husband and daughter are both allergic to cats, but I love them, I opened the window just a crack and reached my hand out to give the kitty a good petting. Oh the purring that erupted! Oh the bliss! Oh the rubbing against my hand, turning around and around for more! The cat was a younger one, and very clean, with soft, pretty fur. She wanted to jump inside to the warmth, but I kept the opening covered with my body and eventually said goodbye, shutting the window. She looked plaintively at me, but I stood my ground, went to wash my hands thoroughly, and smiled. And took photos.
The other morning when I took Emily to wait for her school bus, we got there with a few minutes to spare, and stood under a big umbrella together. After a few moments, a man appeared down the street a ways, on the other side. Emily said, "Look, Mom, he's going to turn around and wave with his newspaper." The man walked a few steps down the sidewalk, paused, turned around, and waved up at the building he had left, with his newspaper in his hand. Later, he did it again, farther down the road. Then he opened his umbrella and continued on his way. Apparently Emily observes this guy quite often! It was a funny incident, reminding us both of the Truman Show, when Truman predicts the appearance of the lady on the red bike and then the man with flowers, or whatever it was. Also of the glitch in the Matrix, where the cat walks by twice.
People can be predictable in real life, too!
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