The Ideal of Calm

January 7, 2013

Jellybean looking out of our dirty window

Jellybean looking out of our dirty window

Jellybean through the window

Jellybean through the window

“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.”
— from The Journal of Jules Renard, edited and translated by Louise Bogan and Elizabeth Roget

It's in the eyes

It’s in the eyes

Watercolor sketch of Jellybean

Watercolor sketch of Jellybean


6 Responses to “The Ideal of Calm”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    I don’t know my herbs very well, but is that rosemary peeking into the side of one of the second photo? Nice touch, if it is! Still nice if it isn’t, but not as amusing.

    Jellybean may be calm, but there’s a touch of – something – in his eyes. Black cats are so mysterious.

  2. Martha Says:

    So pretty! I love black cats. I have my very first black cat that I adopted 5 years ago. As Shoreacres says – they are mysterious- but I’m afraid my Jasper is more comical. He’s 19 pounds of heft and far more like “Simon’s Cat”- always needy, always wanting food or out in the fenced yard. Busy mind, busy body, but the long winters have taken a toll on his waistline. And he talks more than any cat I’ve ever known. I WISH he was mysterious and I LOVE it when he’s calm.

    • Rosemary Says:

      We’ve had Jellybean for almost 15 years now. He is definitely getting mellower with age. Perhaps Jasper will, too.

  3. Chris Says:

    We also have a black cat with huge yellow eyes that looks just like your Jellybean, though not quite as old, who also sits and looks longingly out the window! I like the blue “highlights” in Jellybean’s fur!

  4. Barbara Stahler Says:

    Those eyes are amazing!

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