Shed a Little Light

In these dark days of world-wide fear and uncertainty, a little light is especially appreciated. Please enjoy this fabulous cover of James Taylor’s great song “Shed a Little Light,” brought to you by the Maccabeats, Naturally 7, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln. I read somewhere that James himself thought this was the best cover of his work ever.

On the home front in related news, we are having an argument about a lamp.

I read in John Bradshaw’s The Trainable Cat – well of course I did, I’m one of those “obsessive cat owners who would read its 300-some pages beginning to end.” Although we all know I “own” nothing. If anybody owns anyone, it’s the cats own me.

Anyway, my point. I read in Bradshaw that some cats nibble and pick at and chew stuff because they needed this behavior, as predators, to pluck the feathers from their bird prey.

I have this lovely lamp I inherited from my grandmother. It came with a lovely raw-silk shade.

Here is what has happened to the lovely raw-silk shade. Not done by Barney.

By Bugs, who else.

For the week leading up to this post, I kept the camera next to the lamp, hoping I could catch Bugs in the act. No such luck – although my simply reaching for the camera was enough to get him to stop, naturally, so there was at least some utility there.

You don’t think I’d let you snap me in the act, do you?

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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7 Responses to Shed a Little Light

  1. Great song choice, love the photos! Sadly, all I can think of is “Eve of Destruction” 😉 catchatwithcarenandcody

  2. Lokii is a fabric-destroyer. Unusually, he only eats artificial stuffs. I can do nothing as he knows dammed well he is being bad, and hides it from us. He stopped for a month or two when kitten Lumi came into the household, but he is back to his usual tricks now.

  3. Summer says:

    Bugs is smart! He knows better than to have photographic evidence.

  4. one and two girl kitties says:

    Bugs says, “mom- you are mistaken…it was another cat who looks just like me! What do you think I am going on and on about all the time!”

  5. Deziz World says:

    OMC Guessin’ ya’ don’t like dat lamp huh? Well, maybe da next one will be more to your likin’. MOL Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  6. Karen Lucas says:

    I had a cat who learned to eat absolutely anything plastic from her big brother but I never had any of them eat a lampshade. Could the culprit have smelled the silk worms?. Of course, my lampshades have all been cheap so probably nothing appealing. I have the book but must read it soon. Poor Bugs, in trouble again!

  7. Never seen the like of this–and don’t want to either!

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