Quietude – The Mischka Effect

Mischka, September 2013

Mischka, September 2013

Ten days ago we had to let our cat Mischka go after an inoperable mass was discovered in her intestines.  My partner and I had her for 15 years – “As long as we’ve had each other,” I used to say.  The loss remains palpable, of course – a hole in our tiny family.

I still hear noises that I used to attribute to the cat; how many other wrong answers do I carry around with confidence?

But mostly I hear nothing.  I guess starting this musical journey now must have something to do with a need to make some noise.

Thanks for reading.



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