Monday, August 2, 2010

Cats, man.

Today has been somewhat trying. Between a major academic...uh...bump in the road, a considerable sleep deficit, a lengthy to-do list, and existing in the hottest day of my entire life (this is my first summer in Texas and 108 feels exactly like it sounds), all I can think is that I really just need a cat to chill out with for a few minutes.

I may sound silly, perhaps, but fellow cat lovers will understand the incredible soothing qualities of close proximity to a cat you know. Since pets aren't allowed in my apartment building, I figure the next best thing is to take a little time out to revel in the idea of a cat-centric life and enjoy some feline eye candy. It's...possible that I'm a little obsessed, but I'm not alone. Andy Warhol, Audrey Hepburn, Vogue, a slew of designers and a long list of great thinkers (Albert Schweitzer, Erwin Schrödinger, Samuel Clemens, to name a few) have all acquired inspiration from and an admiration for these wonderfully complex creatures.

Italian Vogue, May 2008.

Morgan Freeman, cat on head.Lanavin, fall/winter 2009
(The one on the right really gets me.)
French Vogue, Feb. 2008

Of course, it wouldn't make sense to post about cats and leave out my favorite one. This is Henny, short for Henryetta, sometimes Henny Crawford because of the beauty mark (formerly Henry, until she grew up and went into heat), who lives with my family since my move down here. I miss her terribly. Some think she's prissy, but she really just likes things how she likes them, a la Meg Ryan in When Harry met Sally, you know? I think that's why we get along so well. Meow.