Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day 16 - a song that makes me cry (or nearly)

Day 01 — Your favorite song
Day 02 — Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fiction book
Day 15 — A collection
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy

This is the song I listened to on repeat when my cat Hypatia was deathly ill in February 2008. We didn't know if what she had was contagious, so I was keeping our other cat, Chloe, locked in my bedroom while we waited to find out. I'd put this song on repeat, and lie on my bed petting Chloe and sobbing for hours.

A cat's illness might not seem like a devastating thing to people who don't have them, but to me it was the single worst time of my life, and this song always brings back those memories now, yet it is still remarkably comforting. It also reminds me, though, that even though we steered clear of anything serious two years ago, one of these days I will have to face my cats' mortality, and it will be even more heartbreaking and soul-crushing than how I felt then.

Geez, great post for "good mood week", huh?