Today, Jack alerts me to a beautiful bird in the Weeping Cherry.
He talks to the bird with that strange broken meowing sound, moving his jaw rapidly. I've wondered for years why cats make this sound when they look at birds.
My husband tells me that cats imagine eating the bird and therefore make munching sounds with their mouths.
Jack's on the hunt, imagining success. Would a cat ever capture a bird like this? Unlikely. Would a cat with one eye, indoors, catch a bird like this? Never.
Still, the cat munches. Still, he visualizes success.
Maybe one day. The confidence of my One-Eyed Cat inspires me. The bird flies from the tree, uncaught, and Jack, undaunted, settles under the lights of the Christmas tree. Maybe, in his mind, he simply let the bird go.
Oh, Jack, you crazy cat, living with flair, in lights for all to see. You don't give up. We won't either.
Happy Saturday! Are you inspired to persevere today?