Monday, July 19, 2010
Do you believe in fate? I think I might.
Magic has been living under the apple trees in the cow pasture at my parent's house now for almost two weeks. And while I feel comforted knowing what a beautiful and meaningful place that is...it hurts to know that she's not here with us. Somehow I think fate felt that we needed something to help us heal right away. We didn't exactly seek out new companions... Nothing could replace Magic. But after driving Magic back to New York and laying her to rest that evening, my sister told me about some long haired kittens that needed homes at the farm next door. The next door neighbors, who are our second cousins, weren't actively seeking homes for these kittens and so they were otherwise doomed for a hard and short life on the farm, as Magic almost was all those years ago. Their sibling had already been stepped on by a calf, as Magic's sweet brother had been as well.
Ben thought it was too soon, but I knew in my heart that we needed them as much as they needed us. I couldn't imagine having to spend long days in the studio all alone with no one to distract me and no one to pet. And I couldn't bear leaving them behind to live a dangerous life. I convinced him to go look at them and if they were the right age to be taken from their mom, then I knew it would be right. Low and behold, they were the right age and were fluffy adorable little things. Irresistible. The gray and white one cuddled with me instantly.
They came back to Boston with us and slept beneath my feet the whole time.
Since then Sophie and Paige have been filling that hole Magic left in our hearts. It seemed that Magic left us at the time she did almost knowing she had to make way for new lives. She had a brain tumor and lasted far longer than the vet had expected and for that we will be forever grateful...and also grateful for the wonderful gift she has given us with her life...and now with the lives of these kittens that are so well behaved, cuddly, soft and putting big smiles on our faces.
It took me a long time to post about Magic, because I knew it would be hard, and it was. But I thought she deserved for the world to know how special she was. Thank you so much everyone for your touching comments and support. It really has meant a lot to me, especially hearing about all the other special furry family members out there. And while I will love Magic for the rest of my life, now it's time to be happy and rejoice in the new additions to our family. :)