What do newborn kittens have to do with writing? More than you think.A few days ago – four to be exact – my husband found a nest of newborn kittens in an old box on top of our storage cupboard. He heard meowing and went on a seeking quest till he discovered five really tiny kitties – eyes still closed, all alone, shivery – boxed underneath the metal curls of our rusty pendant lamp. He called me immediately, of course. I’m the mommy, the one who should know how to deal with anything miniature and frail. Many thoughts came to our minds – since we were dog people, never had cats, have never seen a nest of newborn anythings, except for our own little bundles of joy. We surfed, twittered, called
All Hands On Deck!
There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply dreaming about in words. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get published, or whether you don't; whether you finish what you’ve started or whether you create something else, or whether you never write anything down at all, you're always busy …"
- Inspired by the words of Ratty to Mole in Wind in the Willows, a children's book by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)