As I was working on this drawing, I remembered these words by an old friend. She wasn't talking about men, though I think we both would have agreed that cuteness in all forms fogs the mind. These days we seem to be wild about cuteness, especially when it comes to animals. Cute animals, I admit, are quite present in my Instagram feed. Lately, though, all the goodly-eyed critters are beginning to look the same to me. What would cats, those supremely elegant killers, make of our cutification of them? They may be curled up prettily on our lap, purring us to sleep, but they will always keep an eye open for danger or opportunity.
may I have the pleasure of your company at my garden party? There will be cake and ice cream and games. At night we'll light lanterns and we'll return to the time when we believed adults knew how to anchor the world, when summer lasted forever, followed by winter with snow and roasted chestnuts. Don't mind childish things if you come, though, and be ready to talk to animals. And plants. Come any time!
P.S.: Gifts are welcome, of course!!
A little about myself:
Hello there and thank you for visiting my website! I have lived in Spain, Mexico, France and the United States, but now make my home in Germany. I have a Ph.D. in Literary Studies and a Master's in TESOL, and have published several books for children, among them El Loro Tico Tango and El Fandango de Lola, a 2012 Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book. As a writer and an artist I'm in constant conversation with my own anxious mind even as I celebrate the joyful possibilities of our crazy, incomprehensible world.