Marsie the Cat: Human, you aren’t going to post about me getting my claw tangled in your Evil Necklace of Tangles are you?
Me: Yeah, but it’s good, I promise!
Marsie: Do I come off like an idiot? Will the dogs make fun of me after I read it?
Me: You’re worried about the judgement of creatures that try to eat your poop, Marsie. Think about that.
Marsie: You’re so right, human. Blog away! But make me look awesome.
So, yesterday Marsie saw a necklace that I’d just untangled and left on the table. Marsie thought something like, “Oh, bright! I must touch it.”
Her claw got snared in the necklace.
There was about 30 seconds of cat panic and then both Marsie and the necklace fell on the floor. Marsie was TOTALLY okay. The necklace managed to re-tangle itself because that’s necklaces do.
The dogs watched the whole thing and Marsie did the Cat-Blow-Off-Thing where you could tell she was super embarrassed and was trying to pretend nothing happened at all, but I was like, “Marsie, you are so cool!”
And the reason I though that – other than ALL cats are cool – was that she saw something shiny and she just went for it. She was brave.
This weekend, my friends made an ice carousel on a pond. They hauled out a hammock, a fire pit, a whole bunch of stuff, and had a party. Kids skated. Adults skated. People laughed and connected and there was community going on – this beautiful sharing of story and emotion and also crazy fun.
There’s a lot of risk involved in this.
- It’s a party and there is always a risk that nobody will show.
- They used chainsaws and cut the ice.
- It’s ICE! You can fall through that and die. This little cutie fell in the crack, but luckily his human was right there and snatched him out like a hero human. He is absolutely okay. Don’t worry!
4. It’s ICE! You can slip and break things.
But it was amazing and fun and joyous and nobody got hurt. See Thom and Nicole? They look joyous and unhurt!
And all of this, plus Marsie’s interaction with the NECKLACE OF EVIL TANGLES, made me realize that so much joy comes from just exploration, of touching the shiny things, of creating something bizarre like an ice carousel, of doing what you’ve never done before.
I hope that you all get the chance to do something amazing and new this week.
Write about something you’re character is afraid to try.
How can you do something new this week?
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