Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Filling the Well: Ray Bradbury and... cats

from A day with Bum; And, The smart little fish
Rare Books Division, NY Public Library

That's the great secret of creativity. 
You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.  
– Ray Bradbury
from Zen in the Art of Writing
"Our cats always follow me when the deliveryman brings a package"
And, because I can't resist a good cat video, two more along the same theme:  

Tiny Kitten Parade Follows Owner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGFOUAG-WrY

April 1: John Muir
April 4: Cesare Pavese 
April 6: Ray Bradbury and... cats



  1. What a beautiful collection of cats! I laughed when he opened the package and the cats knew for sure it was for them. Very sweet.

  2. I reallllly need to see the house those stairs belong to. :)

    Love the Bradbury quote though it usually feels like I'm chasing the cat.

  3. I met Bradbury, and he was a wonderful man. I love the painting. It is simply gorgeous. Thanks for the fun post.

  4. I met Bradbury. He was a wonderful man. That painting is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for a fun post.

  5. Walter has a LOT of cats... meow. :)

  6. Thanks, Michelle. Now we know why the cats follow. My daughter has one cat that follows them on their walks; the rest stay in! Bradbury is a favorite & the painting is lovely.