The Accidental Cat (Click picture for larger view)
Cats no less liquid than their shadowsThis is Scarlett. At least I took a picture of Scarlett. The flash didn't flash, the picture was black and when I clicked "I feel lucky" on Picasa, a colored version of this appeared. The background looked like a computer microchip computer board with the geometric lines and in the foreground the black outline shadow of a cat. OK, let's see what it looks like in black and white; click, not too bad. Just before I clicked on the "delete" button I changed my mind and kept it. It has an appeal I can't quite place but can't squash either. Then I saw it. There, that little white spot towards the right side of the head; ah, the twinkle of a cat's eye. Yes this is Scarlett, mischievous, hyperactive at times; I bet she planned this picture.
Offer no angles to the wind.
They slip, diminished, neat through loopholes
Less than themselves;
From the poem Cats - written by A.S.J. Tessimond
Submission for PXITE topic "abstract". (end of post)