This is Oskar, our middle kitty. He has just turned 8 and was becoming too boisterous for our 16-year-old kitty. So we got him a little kitten friend. Great idea, right? Someone more age appropriate to play and run around with? Wrong.
Oskar spent the first two weeks we had Hugo hidden in our towel closet in the bathroom with his head against the wall, groaning. How could you do this to me?
Now, after a month, he seems to be returning to the fold, even playing with Hugo a little bit. But when he was worn down by yesterday, he turned to a book for support. I must say, I couldn’t help but feel a little proud of this choice.
This week, the links seem to gather around secrets and escapes:
- The New Yorker wrote about a secret bookstore, sadly now closing. I wish I could have been to this one.
- This episode of the podcast Strangers is riveting and heartbreaking- a man who was a teacher for 17 years and graduated from both high school and college, on hiding the fact that he couldn’t read or write that entire time.
- I plan to read The Goldfinch at last on my vacation this week and I’m thrilled to have this visual reference of all the artworks from the book.
- Sometimes sleep is elusive. (Don’t I know it). Lisa Congden’s piece on how sleep escapes us was quite inspiring.
- One blogger sends images home for her team to share, while Marie Forleo just shuts the whole place down for two weeks. I do like the sound of that kind of hiding away.
- Finally, since I sometimes want to hide away myself, I am intrigued and tempted by this course on running a business as an introvert.