Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Still life with pastel pumas

Observe the proud puma roaming the brown, barren savannah. Don't make a sound. Notice how the specimen hunts erect, tall, ready to pounce. Notice how they play low, entwined, and nestle in each other's limbs. Watch how they crouch for slumber in one entangled pile, protective of each other so that none may be snatched away without awaking the wrath of the whole herd.

Pumas are fierce and after weeks of observation I believe it is not merely an innate quality but one they have learned from their trainer.

We do not know the origin of the species, only that they may be found prowling anywhere within the house, and that they prefer to roam free rather than be returned to their dark, flat cages.

What we do know: that several weeks ago L began declaring I need my PUMAS! and pushing her stepstool to the silverware drawer, freeing her wild wards, and carrying them about the house.


January 20, 2010
Still life with wild pumas napping on a dresser top.

What we do not know: why. Pin It