t o M M Y

t o M M Y


image notes: film photograph, approximately 1993


Tommy wandered quite a bit, as tom cats will do, but he always came jumping over the six foot wood fence about dusk.

Then, one night he didn’t.


If the pull of the outside world is strong, there is also a pull towards the human. The cat may disappear on its own errands, but sooner or later, it returns once again for a little while, to greet us with its own type of love.
— Lloyd Alexander said that



The tom cats and the babies
are howling at the moon
the days are too short
and the nights come too soon
there’s cold in the future
there’s rain in the wind
nobody’s outside
there’s a storm coming in
all the leaves have left
the carnivals gone
the neighbors have quit
trying to spruce up their lawns

Storm windows are up
sun flowers are dead
the pumpkins are done
there’s geese overhead
and the hills they turned yellow
they turned red they turned sad
and everybody’s talking
about the summer they had
and that car that you fixed
well it broke down again
and I know that the world’s
never gonna feel quite the same

It’s a done deal it’s over
it’s faded to black
you’re turnin’ your key
and you’re not coming back

Lynn Miles, (Singer/Songwriter), CD: LYNN MILES – UNRAVEL




a penny for your thoughts?

November 3, 2018 at 9:58 pm

this lacks some of the sharpness we have come to expect from high pixel count digital images, but it is a well composed and poignant portrait of a loved pet.

November 4, 2018 at 1:02 am

Magnifique photo d’archive, très naturelle, j’aime beaucoup.
Tommy est superbe.

Martine Girardreply
November 4, 2018 at 1:55 am

Jolie photo de ce beau matou.

November 4, 2018 at 3:19 am

Beautiful portrait of him …He went living his life …

November 4, 2018 at 4:21 am

a nice combination of quotes and picture

Anita Bowerreply
November 4, 2018 at 4:25 am

Lovely, lovely photo! Great composition, textures, colors.
Cats that suddenly disappear are a source of sadness.

Martine Liboutonreply
November 4, 2018 at 7:53 am

Magnifique ta photo

November 4, 2018 at 8:49 am

A beautiful portrait. You words are poignant.

November 4, 2018 at 11:52 am

Very well done so.

November 4, 2018 at 12:35 pm

A handsome fellow with those striking markings. He enjoyed exploring his world.

Ana Lúciareply
November 4, 2018 at 1:14 pm

So cute, a really lovely cat.

Barbara Thomasreply
November 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm

This post was a little sad. What a pretty cat. I love cats, and I know a tom cats wants his freedom, but it’s not always a safe world out there. I took a spin through some Lynn Miles music on iTunes. Nice.

November 5, 2018 at 2:39 am

Oh, sherri – I hope he returns to you

November 5, 2018 at 10:37 am

excellent shot, Sherri. i like those stray leaves too.

November 5, 2018 at 7:26 pm

A nice vintage image of this cat with eye-catching markings! How sad that there was no return.

Elaine Hancockreply
November 5, 2018 at 8:15 pm

Such a beautiful cat and a lovely portrait. Wonderful quotes.

November 6, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Comme il est chou ce petit chat roux et blanc merveilleux charmant
Belle soirée

Elaine Kreply
November 7, 2018 at 2:56 am

awwww, i’m so sorry that beautiful Tommy is not with us anymore…. lovely memorial picture

November 8, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Beautiful portrait of this handsome fellow who was obviously much loved. I love the grain btw.

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
November 10, 2018 at 7:37 pm

A beautiful portrait of beautiful Tommy. We do get these felines coming and going… when we wish they’d stay.
Love the song

By Mariereply
November 13, 2018 at 12:07 am

Tommy is adorable. I love red cats

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