There she was … strutting her stuff across the street … looking oh-so-certain of her destination.  Then she stopped.  She didn’t move  … at all.   Camera in hand, I watched her  … watching me.

Ms. Black Cat and a quote (“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” <Groucho Marx>), were gentle reminders that life offers moments of reflection in the most commonplace situations.

Today will bring unique opportunities for each of us to ‘go somewhere’ and appreciate the precious gift of life in new ways.  Will we stop, as did Ms. Black Cat, and look?  Will we make time to reflect?  Thank you, Ms. Black Cat for capturing my attention, for inviting me to take your photo and for offering yet another opportunity to reflect on the gift of life, the wonder of creation, and the hope that tomorrow … I will be “going somewhere.”

Whether that “somewhere” is simply … getting out bed and into a chair … brushing my teeth … getting groceries … going to work … having a play day
… enjoying a visit with a friend. Whatever the “somewhere” is, I will go … with curiosity … with gratitude … and with hope … that many tomorrows will follow tomorrow.


Photo & Text © June Maffin