There is Elfin-kind maneuvering within
the domicile and ancillary buildings. It is secretive, involves rustling
and includes the phrase "don't look!"
The Grey Cat has developed a fascination for lights which flash and a deep
suspicion of those traditional and dusty objects which at this time of
year emerge from cardboard boxes accompanied by the phrase "remember
But at the moment memory for me is far
from settled. There are things misplaced, because they were safely
hidden, and amongst those hidden things was cello tape. So
tomorrow I must do battle with coughing children, raging mothers and that
fatness which occupies "Ho-ho-ho."
My own habit is to retreat into a stupor
of gluttony and greed, revel in appalling television, avoid the telephone
and try not to dominate the kitchen with memories of baked beans, tofurky,
and beer for breakfast.