What makes me ask this question is that I have noticed many of the people who come to PoC have creative and artistic natures.
For example take our worthy leader Michael. He created this wonderful web site, he writes deep and imaginative articles and poetry and he dabbles in photography. These are all the pursuits of a man with an artistic nature.
Many PoC regulars write beautifully also, interesting articles, thoughtful comments, some write poetry, share photographs they’ve taken and on another article it seems that we have a few cooks amongst us too telling us of the wonderful dishes they create.
Not least we have our singer/songwriter/musician, more creative pursuits. I love writing, designing and singing as does my sister Barbara also, we both inherited these traits from our late mother, as well as our passionate love of cats.
Also we enjoy gardening, do we have any more gardeners here? That is surely creative, making a haven of plants and flowers for ourselves and for our cats and wild birds to enjoy also. I wonder what other creative pastimes PoC people have too? There are so many!
At one time before the internet came into my life I used to make plaster of Paris figures and paint them and sell them for charities, I loved doing that, but then began writing short stories and poems. Sometimes our tastes change slightly but never from creative pastimes.
Maybe because cats are so peaceful to live with most of the time, we can put our leisure time to creating something. I think cats are inspiring too, just looking at a cat fills me with awe at the wonder of them. Walter and Jozef are fast asleep, one on the couch, one in the armchair, just glancing at them both makes me feel as content as they are.
We cat lovers should strive to find peace like cats can in this busy noisy world. Next door’s dog constantly barking can irritate us a lot but our cats sleep on, they have inner peace and quiet.
I think also that we cat lovers, just like the cats we love, are people with strong views, not ‘yes men’ and can have discussions and see another person’s point of view but not be swayed by those who say that we are wrong.
Cats can teach us such a lot if we just watch, listen and learn!