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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I have many thoughts, but few words to express them. This will pass, but I just have had an overall quiet blanket over my mouth and typing hands.

I am also quite worried that Little Orange has gone missing. He never misses breakfast. Last night we heard a scuffle near the porch. Perhaps he's still hiding, but his compadrés are all here and he's not. I think having the once feral, now sort of feral, creatures is hardest on my heart. I can't protect my farm from a bomb, I can't predict a fire; but I can put my sheep in at night, and the dogs in and the chickens in, and the horse and donks are safe in gated pastures. But I can't protect the ferals. I really can't protect anything from anything. It makes me feel like this painting.


Cathy said...

Oh Katherine, I hope Little Orange turns up. He looks just like my Mackie - such a sweet, cheeky boy.

You are a valiant woman to take on the inevitable heartbreak of tending ferals. Bless you for all you do for them.

Come home, Little Orange.

Anonymous said...

no, we can't protect everything. we do what we can to the best of our abilities, and then accept that there are powers greater than us. and we have faith.

my beloved cat basil disappeared into the woods in september. i miss him dearly.

Anonymous said...

You can't protect everything, but you do protect what you can ... and we who read your blog find great strength in the humanity of your writing.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, this post touches a chord with me. How I long to provide complete protection for loved ones, human and animal. The knowledge that we cannot protect 'anything from anything,' is truly a tough truth to accept. Sometimes I fooled myself into thinking I could protect my daughter when she was a wee little one but in my heart I knew, even then, that it was just an illusion. If I didn't know it then, I certainly do now with my little grandkiddos!

Good thing we all have our very own Universal Angels or whatever each of us chooses to call these kind spirits. junemoon PS the painting is a powerful image!

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