at 12:38 p.m. my alarm went off. rapidly, i unwrapped myself from the dog leash (my dog tends to walk me rather than i walk my dog) and clawed through my purse for my camera. at the sound of the alarm i found myself mid-stride in front of a familiar cat. i don’t know his name or his owners but we might as well know each other… he sees me pass by just about everyday. he slept through the photo taken of him, i think, because he knew it was me taking it and he wanted to remain posed just as i found him, at 12:38.