Thursday, March 10, 2022
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A lie is like a cat: you need to stop it before it gets out the door or it’s really hard to catch. ― Charles M. Blow
I like to say, “Books are doors to the imagination.” Similarly, journals are doors to self-knowledge. I haven’t talked about this “book” because was concerned that there would be confusion. It’s not a story, or at least, it isn’t a story until you start writing in it. It’s a journal.
That’s why I was happily surprised when the delightful Rebecca Budd did a review of it. She even made a video. I’m reblogging her post today. Her link is at the bottom of the page, but I’ll add it here too. In Rebecca’s hands a blog post becomes a door to friendship, so it’s fitting to include her today.
Wanting to create something different, I made a journal. I was partly inspired by a post Rebecca did about handwriting and fountain pens. So, I filled this otherwise blank journal with quotes about cats, hence the play on words in the title “Fe-Lines, a journal with feline quotes.” There are enough quotes for every day. Occasionally I added black and white images. I even managed to find some (available for use) of the person who stated the quote.
A cat is a cat. She has no race creed or collar. — Eartha Kitt
I love her play on words with that quote.
At the end of the journal, I added several pages for journal writers to create their own Fe-Lines — quotes or stories apart from ordinary journaling. Here’s one of my own cat-tales.
Many years ago, I had a tuxedo cat. It wasn’t her name, but I referred to her as my Feline Floozy. She showed a distinct preference for men. Twining around the man’s ankles, she completely ignored women. One day when she was 16, I had moved into a new house. There were three workmen finishing off the details in the house, including a damaged door. One was a very nice man, but unfortunately, he was particularly unattractive. The second of the three was an average mid-aged guy. The third was a very cute, very young man.
My little feline floozy followed the poor young guy around to the extent that it unnerved him. He looked at me with a worried expression. “Your cat keeps following me!”
I waved my hand and told him not to worry. All three heard me when I explained to the boy, “She likes cute guys, that’s all.” This seemed to relax him. He bent to pet the cat. She positively preened.
Hearing this, the middle, average man puffed out his chest and said, “She was following me earlier too.”
Then the first, unattractive man, looked at his two coworkers with a befuddled expression. “That cat hasn’t done anything but sleep when I’m around.”
The other two burst out laughing.
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Now, I’m handing things over to Rebecca. I hope you’ll click over and join her. There’s a lot to enjoy at her blog.
A Review of Fe-Lines – a journal with feline quotes from Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Read Rebecca’s post at the link below:Fe-Lines a Journal with Feline Quotes From Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene — On The Road Book Club