The forecast for this Vermont Christmas is 100% rain, which pretty much sums up the year 2020.
From work, I take home a donated cat bed, lined with a downy fuzz and nearly new. When I set it on our living room floor, our cats approach with caution, sniffing, and then begin growling, doubtlessly sensing some former occupant.
A dog? Or simply some stranger?
All evening, our pampered house cats pace around the bed, suspicious. But, in the morning, I see our tabby Acer curled up in the bed’s center, sleeping, paws over shut eyes, tail tucked beneath his chin.
And so it: 2020 and on into 2021. Wherever each of you are, dear readers, I hope you take some comfort in this strange bed of where we are, as our planet slowly turns back toward the light, again.
Cutting with the ax,
I was surprised at the scent.
The winter trees.
13 thoughts on “Strange Bed”
Cheers to the light – thank you for bringing so much through your words. Truly.
Yes to the light! Thank you for reading. 🙂
Thank you for your beautiful thoughts and words all year long. As our light slowly returns, I choose hope for the coming year. Light, hope, and some better days ahead filled with hugs and kisses and thankfulness for being with others.
I so agree with your hopeful optimism. In our house, we’re baking your coconut sour cream coffee cake for Christmas breakfast, so my thanks are due to you, too. 🙂
They wanted to make sure it wasn’t still in there, hiding among the creases.
Probably. Smart cats…
Dear Brett Ann, This seems like a good opportunity to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog every single day. It’s a treasure. I hope you will publish it some day. Thanks so much.
Thank you so much for this kind note. I really appreciate this! I often have little idea who is reading my blog, and so it’s particularly nice to hear from readers who I don’t know.
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Thank you for your writing and perspective…I read every day💐
Thanks you every day for your writing and perspective 💐
Sorry for the redundancy – I have trouble with Word Press 🤨
Oh, Word Press! Just when I think I have a handle on it, WP does something different. 🙂
Happy holidays to you and your family, in your corner of rainy Vermont this morning. 🙂
You live in a very pretty part of the US. Thanks for visiting my blog and enjoy the year 2021.