This is my girl. This is Zuni. She was given to me as a Christmas present and from the horrified expression on my face I think my friend realised quickly that I was not a cat person. She was found abandoned in the parking lot of Cresta Shopping Centre and when she came to me she was about four weeks old and fit in the palm of my hand. We have this love / hate relationship that only her and I understand. We have much in common; both left at very young to fend for ourselves. She is the cheekiest little bitch I have ever known in an animal with an A+ for Attitude. But let me tell you this...at 17 in human years (no idea what that is in cat years) this cat has taught me more about myself than I will ever willingly care to admit. My husband rode over her three years ago and we were told that if she cannot walk within a week it's best to get ready to say our goodbyes...at 14 she showed us all what a will to live can do...I slept on the floor with her and when I gave up, when at the end of the sixth day, I thought she wasn't going to make it. She had other plans because on the seventh day she got up and walked. That day will always be a firm and vivid memory for me because it showed me that there is a right time for everything and no matter how impatient we get to reach the finish line, things happen when they are meant to, not because they are forced to. Us humans are pathetic cry babies most of the time; we make significant the insignificant and we make silly things our master. We could learn amazing things from the voiceless gifts around us...the ones who reverberate like booming thunder without superfluous words. The ones who are far more powerful than we could ever imagine or give them credit for. But we don't. And we think we are superior?
How I see it...
I see, speak and write in metaphors because I feel there is much we can learn from nature, people and our surroundings as depicted in my photographs and why I enjoy sharing my thoughts. Not in any attempt to convince or convert you to my way of thinking, seeing or feeling but to share how I see and experience MY mind map of the world. You at no time have to agree, all I ask is that my views and the views of others who wish to express theirs are kindly respected. So relax, get comfy and just enjoy. Happy reading!