Thursday, April 27, 2006
RIP Pasha 1996-2006
…but all at once
as if awakened, he turns his face to yours;
and with a shock, you see yourself, tiny,
inside the golden amber of his eyeballs
suspended, like a prehistoric fly.
-- adapted from “Black Cat” by Rainer Maria Rilke
Rilke in this poem captures all the relentlessness and "otherness" of cats, but this fellow -- my partner's cat -- was also a loveable chump, affectionate as cats can be, a true "person with fur". He will be sorely missed.