“Holding this soft, small living creature in my lap this way, though, and seeing how it slept with complete trust in me, I felt a warm rush in my chest. I put my hand on the cat’s chest and felt his heart beating. The pulse was faint and fast, but his heart, like mine, was ticking off the time allotted to his small body with all the restless earnestness of my own.”
― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
"If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would livin’ do me
God only knows what I’d be without you”
(I had an adorable shoot with my lovely friend and tattoo artist, Shanna, today. She has a just recently adopted kitty she named Shiloh who ended up starring in many of the photos. ♥ I have a special place in my heart for my kitty-loving (and all animals, really) friends.