4.11.2009

R.I.P Buttercup

My roommate Alan's beloved cat Buttercup was tragically killed the other day in what has been called the "perfect storm." Each school day afternoon, kids flood our street. It's usually busy, and Buttercup has known the routine for many years since he's lived on this street. But this day was especially chaotic. The school children had exceptional glee on this day because of the coming of spring break and a certain sense of freedom that accompanies it. The combination of youthful banter and cars passing on a usually calm road must have pushed his luck to the edge.

It's hard to lose any creature you love, large or small. And for most, it makes you reevaluate the value and delicacy of life. It is fragile and should be appreciated in every moment. As hard as it is to try to avoid preoccupations in everyday life we must try and take a step back, breathe and think about all the beauty that surrounds us.

4 comments:

VSchipani said...

I read what you wrote without seeing the first photo, and then I scrolled down. There's a really nice balance between the writing and the first photo. Very well said, Timmy, and photographed.

William DeShazer said...

Beautiful and sad. I hope you're doing well on your new adventure.

Mike Terry said...

Once I went to an iPod funeral and was making fun of them in my mind the whole time, now I read this and feel like a douche...thanks jerk.
Hope nycee is good. Earlier post (Subway cat party) stuff looked fun, cat parties in Utah mean, baby sitting Craig and Julia's cat spoon and having to listen to it make crazy noises all night.

Melvin said...

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