A rare vacant lot with graffiti and older facades amidst the booming construction in Long Island City, Queens, New York. How long will it last?
Building on the High Line in New York by the late great Zaha Hadid.
Here is Sam Sam being silly with her favorite toy.
We see her in this pose a lot, with or without the sock.
She parades around CatSynth HQ like she owns the place.
(She may not be the owner according to the City and County of San Francisco, but she is the queen of the house.)
“Ready for my close-up!”
And now, for a nap…
It’s good to be the cat. 😺
The elevated tracks of the D line in Borough Park, Brooklyn.
A photo captured in SoHo, New York City, framing a metal sculpture and black-cat painting on a wall.
Wordless Wednesday returns! Today we have a photo from our recent excursion in the South Bronx.
Today would have been Luna’s 12th Gotcha Day, 12 years since I first brought her home. And a little over 7 months since she left us.
As with any deep loss, one starts to dwell less upon it over time. Sam Sam’s presence has played a strong role in that. But I did catch myself saying “Luna” to try and get her attention the other day. It doesn’t happen often, but I notice when it does.
I want to celebrate her life and the many years we had together. She was a constant presence, a soulmate, and of course a fine feline model full of grace and elegance. So please indulge me in this series of photos.
But emotions work in strange ways. Sitting down to write this, opening up the editor and typing, has caused my heart to sink and my eyes to water up. I would say this is healthy, given the deepness of our relationship and the magnitude of the loss. There is a very specific sadness associated with grief. It builds slowly and lingers for quite a while, and then can suddenly burst forth, usually in response to another’s emotions or sympathy. I expect that process will play out again today. I am grateful for the many good things that have unfolded in life since she passed, but I still miss her so much.
It’s been a little while since we visited with Sam Sam.
She is quite active, constantly running around and reminding us that she is nearby and needs attention.
In this upside-down pose one can see her “goatee” more fully. It’s part of her distinctive face markings.
We are quite enjoying her many antics. Here we see Sam Sam walking the ledge in the studio, looking for attention of course.
No words needed when Sam Sam turns on the adorableness.