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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Stretcccching, Calm Cat-astrophe No. 5

"Stretcccching Calm," Calm-cat-astrophe watercolor series no. 5, 5 x 7 140 lb Fabriano Artistico extra white cp
"Did you do your stretches this morning? " she asked.
The answer these days is, "Of course."
Ever since some physical therapy for back pain, the answer is "Yes," for an old guy who was always in too much of a hurry to do stretches, too stressed to slow down, and too undisciplined to form simple habits
I should have been taking lessons from our cats. 
Have you noticed how much they stretch, no matter their age? Have you noticed that even when they're tensing every muscle, they're calm, content, at ease?
Hmm. So in these times of pandemic, racist and t-Rump catastrophes that continually stress us, I find my morning stretching calming.
Thus today's "Calm Cat-astrophe" watercolor series no. 5. This ought to stretch your imagination.

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