Monday, January 30, 2006

Invitation and Standing Tall

The commute home this evening was a nightmare--lights out before the Sunset tunnel, one lane closed, and everyone rushing home to make dinner. My shoulders were slumped as I lugged clothes downstairs to be washed.

Critter found me piling up another batch and showed me some pictures. My mother, the Social Butterfly, has a new cat, a beautiful Calico with an Egyptian face. She then showed me her homework, an invitation to celebrate King Tut's life. I love Tut's topknot.

As I looked over the cat photos again Critter stopped me. "Stand up straight." I relaxed my shoulders and punched my chest out, adding another few inches to my height. "Oh, good, I didn't want to be taller than you yet."

I gave her a hug. I don't want to outgrow her either.