The Other Cat [Three Ghostly Cat Photos]

The other cat shows up sometimes on the other side of the window.

Sometimes it comes at night.

Sometimes it comes early in the morning.

It hides behind shadows or curtains.

It looks a lot like my cat, but is it my cat?

Not that I claim ownership over my cat–often, I feel that my cat has me.

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.

Michel de Montaigne

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“What do you mean you don’t believe in ghosts?” someone said to me recently.

“I can neither prove nor disprove that ghosts exists,” I answered. “So I can’t believe that they don’t exist, either.”

Maybe you believe in ghosts. Maybe you don’t.

Either way, there’s no harm in saying “Happy Halloween!”

PS: You don’t need a scary costume this Halloween. If you stop to think about it, you may find that you are monstrous enough already. 🎃

You Don’t Need to Wear a Scary Costume to Be Monstrous This Halloween (You Are Monstrous the Way You Are)

© Matthew Kirscht
© Matthew Kirscht

We humans, we are monstrous.

We kill spiders, moths, ants, and other minibeasts without remorse.

We shoot birds for sport. (And boars and bears and tigers and elephants and other animals, too.)

We raise chickens only so we can twist their necks and roast them and devour them. (To say nothing of cattle, sheep, and pigs.)

We pluck roses and tulips and other flowers just so we can smell them for a second and then we forsake them in a vase, leaving them to wither.

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Do You Believe in Monsters?

Painting of a monster

This is the best time of the year to talk about monsters.

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