#ThursdayDoors to Self-knowledge & Fe-Lines at — Rebecca’s On The Road Book Club

Thursday, March 10, 20222022 Thursday Doors badge by Teagan R. Geneviene

Welcome to Thursday Doors, a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week.  Then go to host, Dan Antion’s blog to share your link in his comments area anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American Eastern time).

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

Fe-Lines door image by Teagan
Fe-Lines door image by Teagan

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 tooIn 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 pensSo, I filled this otherwise blank journal with quotes about cats, hence the play on words in the titleFe-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.

Eartha Kitt as Catwoman, Wikimedia
Eartha Kitt as Catwoman, Wikimedia

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.

A Journal composed by Teagan R. Geneviene
Journal composed by Teagan R. Geneviene

Available in paperback only.  Universal purchase link: relinks.me/B09RG5KBJC

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

78 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors to Self-knowledge & Fe-Lines at — Rebecca’s On The Road Book Club

    1. She was a very unique cat for sure, Michael. There’s no such thing as late here. It’s always nice to see you any time you are able to visit. Thanks also for reblogging. A happy weekend to you too. Hugs on the wing.


          1. Lol. Hmmm. Could be, Rebecca. I have 9 years of blogging stories, flash fiction, and poems. I’ve been thinking about compiling the best of them into a book. Really just to have them recorded. Though not something I would promote. Teagan always gives me a sense of “permission/freedom” to try new things. ❤

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            1. I blush. ^^’ You are too kind, Diana. I was about to reply to your earlier comment with my spiel about pennames. Although it doesn’t sound like you’re considering something that would induce you to use one. Many years ago, when I first started writing seriously, I submitted a story to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s magazine. I was using a penname at the time. She lit into me about using one, with a rare personal response. I wish I still had it. LOL, at any rate her opinions about pennames made a lasting impression on me. o_O

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                1. Well… let’s just say there are big reasons for the PTSD. And someone was trying to get away with all sorts of dangerous and bizarre things at the time. But that part (if not the after effects of it… or the effects of even older parts) was a very long time ago.

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  1. Love the way you have incorporated the door concept into your post. Cats and doors go well together! Our cat of long ago worked out very quickly how to open the sliding door between the kitchen and the hallway. Our little dog of long ago watched her and watched her and after about 3 years of dedicated watching he finally worked out how to open the door like she did. 😀

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    1. Haha. Thanks for that delightful story, Gallivanta. The kitty I mentioned here had a brother (a tabby from the same litter of kittens) who was very large and strong. If he stretched, he could reach the doorknobs. He managed to turn any of them, except the very heavy front door. I think he was on his way to managing that one too. It’s darned inconvenient when they get that smart. LOL. Heartfelt thanks for visiting and commenting. Hugs on the wing!

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  2. Thank you for the story of Feline Floozy, the tuxedo car. and how women did not interest her~only men And, in the story, the young man got attention, much to the distress of the old one!, so delightful and worth a delightful smile, even a little laugh. I enjoyed the photo of your “cat woman” and the door with the cat sitting in front. Yes, I also enjoy and appreciate Rebecca and her interesting and worthy posts. I had already seen her with her Fe Lines Journal, a really beautiful place to record important events. I am positive she will enjoy adding her important events and stories!

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    1. Thank you, Ms. Frances. I appreciate you spending part of your day here. Haha! Yes, she was a unique cat. Sometimes the funniest stories are the day-to-day true ones. What a wonderful family you raised. Rebecca is a treasure — and so are you. ❤ Hugs on the wing!

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  3. This is a delightful journal, Teagan and a great review by Rebecca. Once again, I get to thank Teagan for introducing me to a place where I can find and follow Rebecca. Thanks for sharing this with Thursday Doors.

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    1. Thank you to Teagan for introducing me to you and your blog of many stories and events, Dan. What I love most about blogs and blogging is that you don’t need to keep up. The stories, messages, photos and ideas remain in place, much like a photo. There are many times when I revisit a specific blog post, even posts of bloggers that n longer blog. I feel, that when we publish, we stop time and are the diarists of past generations. We are telling the story of our time. When we meet up with kindred spirits, – well, that’s the best part of all.

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  4. I love my Fe-Lines Journal, Teagan. I have my journal close by to capture spontaneous thoughts. I am planning to have it by my bedside because some of the best ideas come in the middle of the night. I have often thought that cats are the most advanced creature, which is demonstrated by Feline Floozy. Thank you for introducing me to Dan’s Thursday Doors events. You said it so well with these words: “Door to Friendship.” Sending many hugs on the wing!!

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    1. That was a cat with a lot of personality, Robbie. She was also fascinated with wet or damp hair. She’d grab your head with both paws and sniff… and sniff and sniff. If you tried to pull away, she’d dig-in her claws (just a tiny bit) to keep you still.
      Thanks for spending part of your day here. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Priscilla. You inspired me to find a video of Eartha Kitt. Yes she was all those things, but under it was a clear sense of playfulness. I love her unique speaking voice, and the tones in her singing voice are perfection. I remember how scandalized my maternal grandmother was by the mere mention of her. And that delighted me. LOL. Always good to see somebody get her judgmental goat!

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          1. My journals will be here tomorrow. I am so excited. I know my daughter will love hers. Her four year old daughter keeps talking to me about her cat, too. 😔 cats steal our hearts.

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