Last night he took the longer route home, going through the old onion factory behind a few bars and warehouses. I asked why he decided to take the scenic road instead of the regular intersections. He didn’t answer. He just stopped the car in the middle of the road and got out and raised his arms up to the sky and yelled “I FEEL FREE” as loudly as he could. So I smiled and looked out the window and didn’t ask any more questions. It was then that I decided it would be good for me to write down these little gems of memory so that I can remember them in the future. Hm.
I went through a rough patch of being frustrated and angry all the time because things weren’t going my way and my relationship hit a plateau but no matter how mean and terrible I was Rico never left me. He’s kind of like a puppy because he forgives me for everything so quickly. And I realized that I could probably drop out of school, cut all my hair off, and be homeless and he’d still love me. It’s hard not to think “I could do better” as in, I could date some med school frat boy with good money and sensible shoes but I realize those commonly sought after traits in a “desirable” partner are selfish and preserve only the body. I’m really lucky to be with someone who never tells me what to do or what to wear, how to act or who I can or can’t be friends with and encourages exploration and growth (via the human experience). He preserves my spirits.
This is Cat Island. It is located in Tashirojima which is a small island in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan. With a population inhabited by mostly cats.
where i need to live
This is where I belong
i’ve found my home
for the first time since I began an attempt at song writing in 6 years that I’ve made a song that I actually like ironically on the saddest day I’ve had this year. the human experience is a strange thing
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!