Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons. ~Robertson Davies
via Quote Garden
Our Caretaker ~ Knatchwa
As I was reading some of these quotes I started thinking about ideas, about how such simple things as one person said at one point in time could relate so very differently in today’s world, where it seems it is more about sensory overload then, remembering the simplicity. That you can exist fine without all the unnecessary, noise or gadgets or what ever the current trend is.
Instead as an author does, they take time away from all the unnecessary things, as an author will often do their best work when in silence, when without distraction, can actually put the focus on what needs to be done then, to create their work. To know silence, is a result of appreciation of the felines of the species, and how these cats see no point in being distracted, as they are also in their own world in their delightfully independent way. They do not bark, they do not do all they can to distract you instead they have an appreciation that at every point there is a chance to relax, there is an opportunity for cuddling but it is not forced on the author.
A cat has an intuitive sense, as most felines do in relation to appreciating each others space, there are times they like to share the space but it is more likely they are more appreciative of their own space just as the author is. Meaning in more simple terms felines are in tune with their caretaker, with the one who feeds them, takes care of them and the same one who at night they watch over. A cat, is a very wise animal, with their awareness and the willingness to listen more than meow the night away. In that sense a cat can be an authors greatest asset, as a sounding board of sorts, or simply as the one sentient being who is there for you, whatever may be on your mind.
Often the best writing comes from those silent times, in the wee hours of the evening, as I am sure many can relate, as the only of little or no distraction, when the world is asleep and the only noise heard is the breathing or the purring if the cat decided to warm your lap w/o distraction. It is in those hours, whereby I often have the most profound inspirations, and deeper thoughts when there is nothing else to detract from it like there is when the world outside is awake and moving. When people are lost in their sensory overloaded world, wanting to blast stereos or make noise in efforts not to really think but instead to just be. The same individuals who may only see the Black and White without any idea of the full spectrum of color that awaits them outside there sensory overloaded world if only they would take a moment to silence all the technology and remember the power of the silence.
The silence that is appreciated from both the author and his cat, as each understand that there can be Meditation, reflection, and better understanding of the self that only appears when there is only white noise surrounding the consciousness of the human mind. When there is less external stimuli, an author begins to look inward as in that silence it is only him and what he chooses to allow to enter into thought. In a cat purring warming the lap, the author can use that sound, that constant sound to enter into a state of self-hypnosis, where more depth of thinking can take place. In that sense both are benefiting as the cat is appreciative that there is love and there is touch, and the author is appreciative because the cat is helping with self-hypnosis, as a pathway into deeper consciousness. In this space where creativity flows freely, a united effort of two sentient being in union of one objective.
That objective is to access deeper consciousness, and to have a chance to think differently, while the cat only asks that you are there with her. The Author and a Cat seem to be a team, one which should rarely be separated, since there is that intuitiveness from a cat, there is a interdependency of sorts. Where each plays their role in a common direction, in creating something profound, deep and unique. Then to take those thoughts, that ability, to write that sentence, that paragraph or that page, to begin and to keep going working together through the good and the hard times united in a common objective.