A Gentle Storm

Isaac is here.  He is actually lovely.  The rain began this morning around 4:00 with just a whisper, and it has continued like that.  It feels like a benediction.  At the moment the radar map shows a gigantic feathery swirl reaching up here and into the northwest — with the larger hot-spots still remaining in the southeast.  So we may still get clobbered — but at the moment this feels like heaven, after the inferno of the summer.

So, with compassion for those others who got hit harder, in this household we are grateful today.

And the picture of what life may come to be like in this household continues to develop.  As the storm approached, the boys started fighting in earnest, so time-out and separation overnight seemed called-for.  Today, though, is what looks as close to ideal as I ever hope to see.

Barnes, taking up space.  Together, enjoying the gentle rain.

Barnes mutilates the Chip-n-Chirp.

I am Master Of The Chip-n-Chirp.

About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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38 Responses to A Gentle Storm

  1. FeyGirl says:

    I’m glad you’re getting the rains! We were trying to push it out west with our super-duper-mind control, to those drought areas so needing it…

    • nadbugs says:

      What a great idea, dear FeyGirl. Let us join in and do our part. But it doesn’t seem to working, does it. Poor drought-places. I heard Texas people are coming over here to buy hay for their stock. Not much hay over here either. 😦

  2. lahgitana says:

    Oooo, FeyGirl is powerful! Happy you’re getting rain for that parched land. Still keep us posted.

    Yes, those boys are looking like old friends. Amazing…. How’d that happen so fast?!

  3. Gorgeous pictures. Glad to hear that Isaac is being gentle at the moment. I hope it continues that way. Wishing you a safe time there!

    • nadbugs says:

      I am so glad you enjoy the pictures. Sometimes I think I have mush for brains and body, the way I positively — well, ooze seems the right word — into the pictures of these glorious creatures. It’s just wonderful to know you like them, too. Thank you Long Life.

  4. Wazeau says:

    The huge diamond in the middle of Barney’s face slays me, by the way. Does it always make him look a bit cross-eyed or is it just because he is concentrating so clearly on you with the camera?

    • Me, too, Wazeau! I was just staring at that photo of Barne and wondering if it was an optical illusion or maybe he looks cross-eyed because I get cross-eyed looking at his beautiful diamond…I just know he is a handsome fellow and his personality really shines through.

      And I, too, think that FeyGirl’s superpowers can end the drought.

      Glad there is ‘no depression’ in your household, Bean!

    • nadbugs says:

      I’m really not sure about the cross-eyed impression, guys. I don’t get that, myself. For me, my response to the images springs from feeling the total package of the boy — looks, movement, what he does . . . . but then I have the great advantage of being with the dear guy in person minute-to-minute. So I can link the look on his face with his whole vibe. Which is the most interesting mix of sprightliness and kindness and spit. He’s just fascinating to me!

      And typist, you are the coolest. I like to be sly with the tags — and you spot them! Love you gal.

  5. I love that last picture of Barney, he’s got a big ol’ goofy look on his face! A little fighting now and then is expected, sounds like it’s going pretty good though! Sweet boys.

    • nadbugs says:

      Yeah, about the fighting, Andrea — but not a trace of it this morning, so halleluyah for that. I keep trying to ease up on my adverse reaction when those spats break out — but I really wish they wouldn’t. Can’t help it. But am working with myself on it. Isn’t that last picture something else? What a guy. He is a big ol’ goofy guy for sure.

  6. Ah…. I see it now. Why Barney was destined to be with you at this very moment of your life! It’s this huge generous love that transpires from him! The way he looks at you in that first picture with Bugs is almost like he’s saying “how can you not love my like crazy? Even if you’re afraid after what happened… how can you not allow yourself this love?” – Oh, well… No depression over there, that’s right. Glad Isaac is such a balm to you and the boys. I absolutely love all the pictures and had to look at them 2, 3, 4 times…

    • nadbugs says:

      You are so right, Ivy. And when I look back at that picture, I have to laugh, too. There’s Mr. Cool-as-Chrome Bugsy, gazing off into the post-oak heights, lost in his blue-jay dreams. “You may admire me all you like. I am unmoved. I am concentrating on Important Matters Elsewhere.” And then there’s His Hugeness. “What? You don’t get the love? Whatsamatta you?” So fun. And I can’t tell you how much I love that you’re admiring the pictures. Like I said, about oozing into them! I could seriously believe I was nuts and had lost my marbles utterly, were it not for your admiration right there along with me. So great. So great.

  7. IsobelandCat says:

    Love the diamond on his nose.

  8. Oldcat says:

    The black under his chin looks like a big goofy grin

  9. Anita…he’s adorable! This is Christine (not Daniel)…can’t figure how to change accounts. Anyhow, I can’t WAIT to meet Barney.

    So glad we’re getting rain too.

  10. nadbugs says:

    I can’t wait, either, Christine — but wait we must, right? Meantime — enjoying what’s here. Great great to hear from you.

  11. CATachresis says:

    His Hugeness loves the camera that’s for sure. I had several looks too. He is saying “I am lurve cat-ified”. He and Bugs will be a great team!

  12. Such beautiful pictures!
    Stay safe.

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