The Kitty Sleeps in the Sun

Or so he pretends, always with one eye at the ready and ears erect. And in that same lazy, hazy way I welcome 2019. 

I never thought I’d live to see this year, not because I had some kind of death wish but because I grew up reading dystopian science fiction  and thought by this time we’d either all be dead or cyborgs. Somehow we managed for forestall our inevitable ruin. The question now seems to be, for how long.

But enough of the doom and gloom. You may have noticed that this blog is undergoing an identity crisis. Marketing experts would caution against changing identities at this point (5 years into blogging) but pooh on caution.  Throw it to the wind, I say.

The title “Saying Nothing in Particular” was inspired by this song.

My husband acts as if his balls are going to shrivel up and fall off whenever I play my  Donovan CDs but his dreamy ballads are my respite from a cruel world.  Even his more serious songs “Hurdy Gurdy Man” and “Season of the Witch” will roust me from my darkest moods.  So, if you have a minute, drift along the coast with the Tinker and the Crab.  Speak to no one in particular but happily. Mankind has defied the predictions of the best minds and the kitty is sleeping in the sun.

May this next year bring you health and joy.



25 thoughts on “The Kitty Sleeps in the Sun

  1. About 20 years ago Donovan performed a short set at a bookstore not far from me. His popularity had decreased dramatically at that time, needless to say. Anyway, I’ve owned a vinyl copy of his Mellow Yellow album, and he signed it for me. That was kind of a thrill. I recommend that album, if you don’t have it. It’s terrific. See ya.

  2. Happy New Year and Happy New Blog – we all grow and evolve so why should your blog stay the same. As for marketing experts, phoo – they spend their life reinventing the way we see established brands. X

  3. I like what Joey said 🙂

    I hate it when the doom-and-glooms set in. It’s a slippery slide and so I deliberately pursue a life focused on the good and beautiful. To some, it may appear to be shallow, but to me it’s a matter of emotional survival.

    Best wishes and happy new year!

  4. Jan, this entire post is a delight — how could it fail when starting with a gorgeous kitty? Season of the Witch is an old favorite of mine.
    I absolutely love your closing remark! Here’s to 2019 being a pooh on caution kind of year. Happy New Year hugs!

  5. Great new year post, and congratulations on making it through the doom and gloom and cyborg threats to another new year. Always fun to read your words, my friend, but I’m afraid I’m gonna have to side with your husband in regard to Donovan. lol.

  6. I love Donovan. I had a mixed tape of his on repeat forever and then accidentally bumped into him at an old-fart festival in Austria a decade or so ago. We sang with him. It was beautiful. My favourite: ….the book you are reading is one man’s opinion of moonlight…..

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