With my cat around, I’m never the only one who wants to take a nap. And late at night when I’m still awake searching for another thought, the heaviness doesn’t lift, but it does feel shared, like a mutual solitude. Here’s to being a cat lady, parasites or not, like Edward Gorey or Patricia Highsmith. Cats are for people who want to be alone with company. —
I am not leaving my apartment until tomorrow morning and that feels quite good.