This weekend, the Trifecta team’s Trifextra challenge asks us to write only 33 words, inspired this beautiful photo project by Erik Solheim. Here is the still – 3,888 images from a year’s worth of pictures taken of the view from his window.
The Trifecta team have obviously been disturbed by our affectation for the dark, the depressing, the sinister and the bleak, so we have been requested, nay ordered, to give the dark side a swerve this week. Joy, light, happiness are the order of the day! A heck of a restriction for some of us!
So, after much joy-induced angst, here’s my offering this week. I hope and pray that it fits the bill! Let me know your thoughts, and why not visit the Trifecta website to read the brilliant offerings of others, and take part yourself whilst you’re at it?
– Constant Companion –
Cat adopted me on my arrival.
Now I leave, Cat in tow; my familiar.
She and I have communed with this land in mute admiration.
In return, the trees whispered to us incessantly.
35 thoughts on “Constant Companion – Trifextra Week Eight One”
Nice one Freya, I love those incessantly whispering trees.
I do wonder what they are trying to say to us… Maybe that’s for another time! Thank you for popping in (before breakfast?!). 🙂
Thats ok, evening here. Enjoy your day.
It most definitely ‘fits the bill’! Really lovely sentiment and imagery :)))
Thank you, Jo-Anne! I won’t mention what I imagined the trees to be saying to woman and Cat!
I like the addition of the cat. You once mentioned a cat in another post, didn’t you? I am with Michael regarding the whispering trees.
Thank you! Yes I did write about a cat in another post a few months ago. I love cats 🙂
We can’t all be dog lovers!
I like dogs too 🙂
I know I was just pulling your leg! 🙂
Yes… Note I wrote ‘love’ for cats and ‘like’ for dogs…. 😀
Cats are the best familiars!
Indeed they are! Thank you for popping in! 🙂
“She and I have communed with this land in mute admiration.”
Funny how a line about silence speaks volumes. This is a lovely piece, and I’m not even a cat person! 🙂
Thank you, Ivy. I was quite pleased with that line, I must confess. I’m glad you enjoyed it… (makes note about pet preference). 😀
cat adopted me on my arrival amidst incessant, whispering trees – subtle,beautiful imagery of companionship.
Thank you! Sometimes, words aren’t necessary. They can get in the way of the world.
I like Cat. Cat sounds like a great familiar. Cool work.
Cat is an excellent familiar – and also needs no name! Thank you, Draug.
Very nice, lovely visuals.
Thank you, Lorri.
This whole piece is a total delight. I especially loved this:
“She and I have communed with this land in mute admiration.
In return, the trees whispered to us incessantly.”
Beautifully written. Living among the mountains with a cat, I can completely relate.
Thank you so much! I would be quite happy to live in that scenario myself 🙂
“Constant Companion” is such a wonderful thought, and your 33 words beautifully summed that up. I love the idea of animal familiars, and incessantly whispering trees! Very well written, these 33 words!
Thank you so much, Valerie. I would never feel alone with a cat for company – and the trees, of course. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
I could relate to the cat adopting you (it’s really never the other way around, if we’re honest!) I like the whispering trees…I bet they have much to whisper about.
Oh yes, cats choose us. They are the masters and mistresses, after all! As for trees – they do see a lot. And we assume they aren’t sentient…! Oops!
How sweet to have the trees as companions for you and your cat—
I know – not a chance to feel lonely at all!
This is a sweet little piece, but I have to say I laughed out loud at “joy-induced angst.” 🙂 It’s a little amusing how some of us struggle with the lighter side of things.
I think I’m OK to write ‘happy, as long as I’m not instructed to do so….
Trees whisper and faithful cats watch. I love this combination.
I can see the two of them wending their way together.
I would like nothing more than a feline friend. With cats, you know that they’re staying with you out of choice 🙂
Thank you for popping in!