In the middle of the night, fear can taunt me with that thought.
I woke up this morning with its voice loud in my ear.
You know what that's like, when the sunlight seems unable to scare away the demons that haunt you at 3am.
I tried my usual tricks to silence fear's voice -- singing two songs at once (you think I'm kidding, but it works), counting sit-ups out loud and keeping myself occupied. Laundry at 7am, anyone?
Then it hit me.
It's time to look at what I'm afraid of.
Gosh it’s hard to type with a big fat cat lap nosing my hand, sinking a claw into my chest and purring profusely. After Hope went missing Zoom Zoom has become so affectionate he can hardly contain himself. Maybe he’s afraid of getting beamed up as well.
He just jumped down leaving a flurry of hair on my keyboard. I blow it off and continue my morning communiqué. Daughter Darling got a new kitten, but we all claim him. He is a yellow striped kitty named Obi Kitty Kenobi. (You know, Obi Wan Kenobi from Star Wars)....more
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