There were so many photos of lots of my favourite things that I could have posted for this. Like chocolate or cake, champagne, cheese or chinese food. Photos of far off places like Cuba and Cape Town, or nearer to home of camping or at Center Parcs. The easiest would have been my children of course given I rack up hundreds of photos of them on my iphone every week! I nearly posted a photo of my car just after we got it last year where it looks beautiful and I love it. And then I could have told you just how I'd fallen out of love with it and couldn't bear to look at it anymore, but wait, I don't have to because its in the garage running up a hefty bill for its stay :(
Then this popped into my head and I couldn't resist because I love this picture and have been wanting to use it for something for ages. So, the letter C... is for Cat:
Captain Corelli Cat to be precise. At the computer. Named after our love of the book 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' by Louis de Bernieres after we spent our first foreign holiday together in Cephalonia. We had a hire car and visited all the locations of the book and film. It was amazing and such a beautiful island, I would love go back with our children one day. We even had a reading from the book at our wedding:
'Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your root was so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.' ― Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli's Mandolin
I love this quote; and that it grows truer every day. Corelli Cat was our first baby who came to live with us not long after we were married, I told his story in one of my first ever posts here. Whenever I'm at the computer he likes to get in on the action, more often than not placing himself between me and the screen, before curling up in his basket at my feet. I think that all writers need cats. I love how he looks very intelligent in this photo, as all cats obviously are. And very engrossed in what he is reading; must be something I've written...
This post is linked to week 133 of The Gallery, for the theme 'the letter C'. Head on over to see what everyone else makes of 'the letter c'...