His Word

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age;
They shall be fresh and flourishing,
To declare that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

~ Psalm 92:12-15 ~

Along the bank of the river, on this side and that,
Will grow all kinds of trees used for food;
Their leaves will not wither,
And their fruit will not fail.
They will bear fruit every month,
Because their water flows from the sanctuary.

~  Ezekiel 47:12  ~

Sibling Revelry

Tiger with his sister Pepper.

A dramatic tale in sepia.

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It is confirmed.

All forms of human entertainment – drama, theatre, cinema can trace their origin to cats.

Cats have played a phenomenal role in helping develop the acting skills of human beings.

You can see where actors & actresses got their perfect expressions from.

The art of emoting.

Be it that special look in the eyes or that just-so-right tilt of the head.

Those swooning scenes where the actor passes out & people rush to get the smelling salts, were learnt from these.

Pepper demonstrating a swoon.

How to show affection & yet maintain a cool distance by looking the other way.

Ever wondered why Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical was called Cats?

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From Gus: The Theatre Cat by TS Eliot –

“I have played,” so he says, “every possible part,
And I used to know seventy speeches by heart.
I’d extemporize back-chat, I knew how to gag,
And I knew how to let the cat out of the bag.
I knew how to act with my back and my tail;
With an hour of rehearsal, I never could fail.
I’d a voice that would soften the hardest of hearts,
Whether I took the lead, or in character parts…”

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Companionable

His Promises

But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.

~  Malachi 4:2  ~

The Lord will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

~  Isaiah 58:11  ~

Cah-pets

In the absence of a weekend getaway, a carpet is a good alternative.

So glad I didn’t step over the carpet.

Mia owns some possessions.

Among them, a few cushions, toys & this carpet.

The carpet had seen better days.

Thanks to Mia & her kittens it is what it is now.

In this cave the hermit finds solace.

Until her human toys as usual, disturb.

Apparently there’s no escaping the maddening crowd.

Kittens or People.

Sigh.

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Life is a coloured pathway

There is something about colour that always inspires me.

Colours are known to evoke moods & emotions.

Life to me is a pathway, strewn with colours from the sombre to the vibrant.

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People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and its ends, but to me it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spat blues. Murky darknesses. In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them.
~ Markus Zusak ~ 

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.
~ John Ruskin ~

There is something about green that calms the soul.

Spots of orange play peekaboo to brighten our days.

Life is not all black & white. There are shades of grey. Cats were created to prove it.

In the pink of health it was said with good reason.

The flowers awaken to greet the sunlight.

 

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint. 
~ Pablo Picasso ~

The sky was swept clean & I sat to behold it.

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.
~ Oscar Wilde ~

In the many colours, I see life.

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In response to the DP Challenge, a splash of colour