Growing Up

This is a coincidence. I was about to write this post about how Chloé has grown up (physically), and then today happens to be my birthday ^_^

So now I'll talk about Chloé, about growing up in general, about birthdays, future, or something like that.

Here I have a bunch of snaps of le cat, those that can be fairly juxtaposed with some older photos from an earlier post.

The picture to the left is the first ever snap of Chloé.
The beady eyes have grown, the little ears are strong, and don't get it wrong - it's the very same blanket !
And she loves to get cloaked in it.

Always her cube.
This rubik's cube is a wonderful survivor of Chloé's daily violence.

The cube still continues to be an integral part of Chloé's nap times on my bed.
Just compare the sizes of the cube and the cat in both the pictures.

This is the basket in which I kept her when she was too small to even climb out of it. She slept curled up as a tiny furball in a corner. Now she fills the whole basket, but nevertheless enjoys hoping inside it and even having a nap at times !
You can find the early footage of this basket in this post.

It is always nice to have certain constants in life. Even as fresh and better ideas happen and we create/collect more colorful things, the little constants always reminds us of a simple living we had and should continue to have.

At this time I am ideally supposed to be in an air conditioned cubicle in some big IT company. But I got these few spare months before I start working in any such places. And while most of my fellow folks might be seeing this as an unnecessary lag of time, I am sincerely grateful for this.

If it wasn't for these few weeks, I wouldn't have had such a free space in a very long time. There were things I wanted to try, things I wanted to measure myself in. I could get started with these things, which wouldn't ever have happened if I were to start working in a cubicle right away.

What was gained? 
In a broad sense: an appreciation for simple living and an awful lot of peace, AND the secret to happiness :).
These things will forever stay, no matter how the future might turn out.
I should remind you here, that nothing comes without hardwork. It it a curious fact that even in a long row of days which were boldly labelled 'free', there were few days where I had more than 6 hours sleep ^_^.

Breathe, Smile, Create :rainbow


  1. hey ET! nice post. Chloe is adorable...

  2. A cat who loves you till the rubic cube falls apart.... ;)
    It is nice to return home to something lovable and carefree as a cat.

    And now I have to go and stroke my cat....