29.4.09

Noll on Tending Memories



Memories sometimes fade and pass out of all consciousness when we do not attend to them.

One such memory was forgotten. It had strayed over too much time.

But it was not lost.

There, in the cardboard box from her youth, was the artwork from her father's friend; made especially for her, a lover of cats.

Removed from it's original frame years ago - for reasons now unknown - the sketch of a kitten lay between mementos from England, greeting cards her dad had designed, photos from school.

The sight of this forgotten drawing, brought back memories and, a melancholy refrain crept in:

....."Let your memory lead you. Open up, enter in..."

Now the memory, lives again.
Drawing by Joe Vukich

17 comments:

JC said...

Oh My ...

The Creek Cats said...

Wow, thats a great memento from the past! Glad the memory lives once again!c

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That's a lovely momento.

Angel said...

That is so true! You have to keep telling those memories so they don't fade.

Country Cats said...

What a lovely drawing. Memories are very important!

Cyber-sibes said...

What a lovely memory to reawaken. Our hu-mom has two small wood-burned plaques with drawings of dogs made by her dad many many years ago, too. Your post reminded her about them!

~Star & Jack

The Island Cats said...

Beautiful...worth framing again!

Zoolatry said...

Wonderful photos, wonderful art, wonderful writing. What a joy it has been to visit Noll and her family. We hope you can visit us on Friday, Noll will be part of our Friends Friday post.
Purrs from
Maggy and Zoey

Tuck said...

What a beautiful picture! You should frame it!

corster said...

<3 <3

pughy said...

What a lovely lovely picture, you should reframe it for sure. What a lovely memory that brought back.


HUgs GJ x

Karen Jo said...

That is a beautiful drawing. I also think that you should reframe it and put it on display, so the memory is not neglected again.

Noll's Nip said...

Thanks to everyone for your kind responses. The "REFRAMES" have it. She will not be returning this piece to the box! She promises to get it professionally "tended" to.

P.S. I will see you on Friday Zoolarty. Thank you for the awesome compliments!

Cat with a garden said...

So true.

C said...

We like the artwork! Nice!

Luna said...

We came from Zoolatry to say HELLO!
Love the painting and the memories. That is lovely!

Batu said...

Great picture - thanks for sharing!