December Views 14: The Only Constant

She walked nonchalantly into my apartment, and my life, almost 17 years ago, age unknown but certainly well past the kitten phase even then. In the years since, (I was 29 then, after all, and 46 now) an assortment of people, jobs, dwellings, dreams, and even two other cats, have all come and gone. And then there were the staggering losses, the deaths in the family, the lost love, the fallen friends. The only constant through it all, my beloved feline friend, and now she is slipping away, too, right before my eyes.

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December Views 13

I’ve been staying close to home the past few days, trying to avoid the crowds and the craziness out there. Here’s a shot of my great-grandfather’s mandolin. :-)

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December Views 12

At a certain point, you say to the woods, to the sea, to the mountains, the world, now I am ready. Now I will stop and be wholly attentive. ~ Annie Dillard

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December Views 11

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December Views 10

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December Views 09

Once again, I’ve gone out in search of Christmas and come home with something completely different.

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December Views 08

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