Of cats and stars

Photo by Jonathan Kemper on Unsplash

Cats are of course just a product of our imagination. Not the meowing striped furballs curled on our knees, but all those cats, chats, gatos, Katzen, koty, etc — that variably are conceived as house pets, petty pests, delicious food, utility (mice catching) functions and for that unknown tribe in the depth of Amazon as just another unidentified creature given off by jungles. And, yes, also as horrible monster for mouse people. And, if in all that multitude of perceptions we can’t agree on a single defining image for them, doesn’t that mean that a “cat”…

Fram

still seeking the north pole. and west pole

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