Josie and taba the feral #housecat. #truelove #nofilter #cuddles
in a stolen #moment. #catsofinstagram #greenwichvillage #apartmentliving #bondedpair
Life has been filled with ups and downs, and I've felt down and out more often than up and at 'em. I was talking to Josie today about how people will cut you back to the root sometimes. It's those people who give up then that bear bitter fruit. The unrepentantly strong, the devoted, the brave who get back up, those are the stories we remember. Those are the trees that give life to the forest.
Josie started playing guitar about 5 years ago, and she broke her arm right before her first show, and had to play sitting down with a cast on. The entire band slowed the tempo to accommodate her. Now, she's playing #caroleking
to serenade the #cat,
who alternately listens on his perch and falls asleep staring at her. In a few weeks, she'll play as a special guest at her old elementary school.
Kids are strong and they are not usually afraid, as long as you nurture them with love and affection while pushing them to test their limits, teaching that the process, the effort, is the reward. This cat came into our house terrified, stressed, wild, and abandoned. Now they're #inseparable.
That's my kid. She'll get up every time she gets hit, and she'll smile and step over the obstacles and get back at it. I've never met anyone so strong and so pure. It's pretty cool to know she exists. One week til age 13. This picture makes me happy. #proudpapa #lovemykid #bestkidever