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November 5, 2016
My cat and I are on the sofa. One of us is trying to watch a movie and the other has her back to the TV, obstinately obscuring the view. That one has pointy ears and one eye huge enough to contain the judgment of two.

She insists on reaching out a paw to touch my chin. After pushing it away countless times, I succumb and hold it in my hand.

"Paws!" I say.

"You can see them?" she says.

"Your what?" I say.

"My paws. They're not imaginary?"

"I'm afraid not."

"Oh, no," she says.

I don't even ask.