2018 has been a tough year for Molly so far. January brought a death, as January is wont to do. My eldest cousin — firstborn of my generation as well as first to die. He comes to mind frequently. There is always much to talk to him about. Maybe he’s listening somewhere, but we’ll never know until it’s too late to blog about. My personal fantasy is that he has joined family members who preceded him to a golf course somewhere (at least two foursomes hovering about), from which exercise they return “home” where my Nana is eager to feed them. It’s a choice.
Update on Cats: Millie lost a few teeth to the dentist, but otherwise my little three-some is well.
Little Grey escaped her former captor and insists on living free so long as I feed her twice a day. She claimed my garden and chased away a big black cat in the warm weather, but they are now buddies, sharing food and lodgings. Of late there’s a third DSH daily, and an occasional visit from a mixed breed who appears to be part Siamese. Later in the evening there had been an opossum, but most recently there are two young raccoons. The opossum always walked or ran off in a different direction from the cats, but the raccoons seem to be sharing the same squat as Little Grey and her feline friends. What next, this human wonders. The animals are all getting along fine. Humans, on the other hand….
2018 is not fun. And I’m not even thinking about politics! Perhaps it’s because Spring refuses to actually Spring but rather hide away from these chilly days.
My job, which is a very good job, is nonetheless trying to kill me. I keep trying to get rid of things at home so that my “heirs” will only inherit good things, not clutter. I’ve barely written a word since my last post here in early March, until last night when I went to my local for a couple pints. Thus inspired, I scribbled based on barely legible scratches and kept going from memory of the theatre I’ve seen this year. Little by little, bit by bit, I’ll post Molly’s musings on those.
~ Molly Matera, signing off to talk theatre.