Well, not just any cat. I wish I was one of my spoiled cats. This does pose one of those issues that may lead to a rupture of the space / time continuum ... if I am the cat, then I cannot possibly be the servant assigned to spoil me ... ...
I really wonder if it's normal to wish I was a cat, or a hawk, or something else ... or someone else.
That's tough to think about ... being someone else. If I were someone else, then I would likely not have ever met my beautiful Pam. I may not be married. I may not even be alive.
If I was someone else, then I would not have had the job where my Moose kitty first adopted me. Or maybe I would have had the job, but he would not have trusted me the way he did ... I never would have taken him home.
If I never took him home, then Little One may never have popped onto our patio ... and she would never have met her best friend ... her big brother of sorts ... her protector.
But still, sometimes I wish things were different.
"Do you want to trade?"
The truth is I would not want to trade with them. I have many issues, but they are my issues, and I have sort of gotten used to them. I don't necessarily like them, but I am used to them. My problems sometimes cause me a lot of pain, but I am learning to cope with it.
Learning ... I haven't mastered the art of being Tiffanie. I haven't quite learned how to let go of some things so they no longer weigh me down in mind and spirit. I don't have all the answers, and I never will. It is a daily struggle ... sometimes hourly ... and sometimes the struggle is a full on battle.
I sometimes stare at the hawks and I'm awestruck. How does it feel to soar overhead and see the world from above the treetops. I imagine the freedom ... the exhilaration. Then I remember ...
I remember that I do have a fear of heights. Being a hawk would not be a good solution for me.
But being one of my spoiled cats ...
Cats are strange creatures. They are so fiercely independent, yet they expect me to feed them at the right time ... they want me to play, or just to cuddle and pet them. They sometimes ask to be combed, but they always act disgruntled while I'm combing them. They need their personal space, but they tolerate each other being around.
Well, maybe cats are not so strange after all. So many people I know are the same way. They complain about something until they get it; then they complain that it isn't what they really wanted.
A cat's life may be a bit boring, anyway. They sleep whenever, and pretty much wherever they want ... they make a mess when they
eat and don't bother cleaning up ... I bet they stare out the windows and wish they could be running around outside ...
Sometimes I wish I could go back in life and relive the years, provided of course that I know everything I know now.
Just imagine how wonderful things would be if I could go back and not make the same mistakes ... if I could take advantage of certain financial situations, or advance further and faster at my job ...
No ... I can't imagine that. It is much more in my nature to see the damage I could do ... to see that changing one thing could cause Pam and me to never meet ... to realize that gaining money from the stock market may cause me problems that I am not ready to, or capable of dealing with.
The cat idea sounds more and more appealing.
I wonder if cats enjoy every moment for what it is ... a lazy moment, a cuddle moment ... a lonely moment. I wonder how annoying it feels when kitty litter gets stuck in their paws. Do they look at the toilet and think, "Lucky humans?" I wonder if they ever get tired of having such a sensitive sense of smell, but they don't have a lot of options on cleaning themselves after using the litter box.
Alright ... the cat idea won't work for me ...
It is fun to wonder ... to daydream. It can be a welcome break from a tedious day.
Most of my days blur into each other lately. The monotony ... the pain ... the frequent discord in my head. I often wonder if people believe me about the pain. Do they believe it is all in my head? Do they think I am pretending? ... Sometimes I wonder the same thing. Is it real? Then I have a day like today, and I realize it is all too real.
|Loki (in back) and Thor|
But, sometimes I wish ...