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1 . G r e e nC h i l l S mo o t h i ef r o mt h eG r e e nB o h e me–I f , l i k eme , y o u r d i e t i s s a d l yl a c k i n gi nc e r t a i nv i t a l n u t r i e n t s , p a yav i s i t t ot h e G r e e nB o h e mea n ds a yh i t oB r o o k e . T h e r ea r eag o o dn u mb e r o f t h i n g s f r o mh e r i n c r e d i b l ee s t a b l i s h me n t , b u t t o d a yI wa n t t of o c u s o nt h eG r e e nC h i l l S mo o t h i e ! E v e r yo n eo f h e r s mo o t h i e s a r ema d e wi t hi n c r e d i b l yh e a l t h yi n g r e d i e n t s , a n dt h i s i s n oe x c e p t i o n . A s h o r t f i v emi n u t e s a f t e r c o n s u mi n gs a i ds mo o t h i e , myb o d ye x p e r i e n c e dwh a t c a no n l yb ed e s c r i b e da s a no u t o f b o d y e x p e r i e n c e b o r d e r i n go nt h es p i r i t u a l . B o r d e r i n gn o t h i n g ! I t WA Ss p i r i t u a l ! O n e a d a ya n dY o uc a nb eg u a r a n t e e dt h a t y o u r p h y s i c a l ma c h i n e r ywi l l t h a n ky o u , y o u r me n t a l ma s o nj a r wi l lr e wa r dy o ua n d y o u r s p i r i t u a lc o u n t e n a n c ewi l l a p p l a u dy o u ! Y o uwi l l s k i pwi t ht h e e n l i g h t e n e d ! G r e e nB o h e me 1 8 2 5D e l P a s oB l v d . S a c r a me n t o , 9 5 8 1 5 T e l e p h o n e : 9 1 6 9 2 0 4 2 7 8 H o u r s : T u e s d a y–S a t u r d a y1 1a mt o8p m. www. t h e g r e e n b o h e me . c o m 2 . P u mp k i nE mp a n a d a s f r o mP a n a d e r i aJ e r e z a n a–P a n a d e r i aL a J e r e z a n ai s as ma l l b u t we l l a p p o i n t e db a k e r ywi t han u mb e r o f Me x i c a nB r e a d s a n dg r o c e r i e s , b u t o u r f a v o r i t eh a n d s d o wni s t h e P u mp k i nE mp a n a d a s ! E s p e c i a l l ywh e nt h e y ’ r ej u s t ma d e ! S a d l y , t h e yr u no u t q u i c k l ys of i n do u t t h es c h e d u l ea n dr e s e r v es o mei f y o uc a n . E x c e p t i o n a l c o n s i s t e n c ya n ds u b t l e t yi nt h ed o u g ha n di n c r e d i b l yc r e a mya n db a l a n c e dp u mp k i nc r e a mi nt h ec e n t e r . N o t t o os we e t , n o t t o ob l a n d . P e r f e c t o ! P a n a d e r i aL aJ e r e z a n a 2 2 1 1D e l P a s oB l v d . S a c r a me n t o , C a l i f o r n i a , 9 5 8 1 5 T e l : 9 1 6 9 2 5 2 6 2 2 H o u r s : Mo n d a yt oS a t u r d a y7a . m. t o9p . m. S u n d a y7a . m. t o7p . m. 3 . C o o l s t u f f f r o mt h eT h r i f t C e n t e r T h r i f t S t o r eT h e r ewa s o n c ea t i mewh e nI o wn e da r o u n d2 0o d ds u i t s ! C a ny o ui ma g i n e ?T o d a yI o wn2o r 3 , b u t I s t i l l l i k et ok e e pa ne y eo u t f o r s o me t h i n gs p e c i a l . J u s t r e c e n t l yI f o u n daj a c k e t a t t h eT h r i f t S t o r eb e t we e n Mc D o n a l d ’ s a n dL a u n d e r l a n d . T h e ya d v e r t i s et h e i r b i gs a l ed a y s a n dt h ep l a c ei s a na b s o l u t ea n i ma l h o u s eo f c h a o s a n dl o n gl i n e s , b u t t h ep a yo f f c a nb es p e c t a c u l a r . C a s ei np o i n t : S a i dj a c k e t o na 7 5 %d i s c o u n t d a ywa s p u r c h a s ef o r . 4 5c e n t s !

T s h i r t s f o r aq u a r t e r a n dawh o l el o t o f o t h e r g r e a t t h i n g s ! T h e y h a v eav a r y i n ga r r a yo f s t u f f , b u t a s i na l l t h r i f t s t o r ec a s e s , t h e r e a r eg e ms t o n e s i nt h er o u g h . C a l l t of i n dt h eb e s t t i me s f o r t h eb i g g e s t d i s c o u n t s ! T h r i f t C e n t e r T h r i f t S t o r e 2 5 1 7D e l P a s oB l v d . S a c r a me n t o , C a l i f o r n i a , 9 5 8 1 5 T e l : 9 1 6 9 2 0 0 9 3 2 4 . C h e a ps mo k e s f r o mt h eD e l P a s oMa r t &S mo k eS h o p–H e r e ’ s a s h o u t o u t f o r an e wl o c a l b u s i n e s s wh oh a s c o mp e t i t i v ep r i c e s a c r o s s t h eb o a r do ne v e r y t h i n g ! Myf r i e n d s wh os mo k et e l l meh e h a s t h eb e s t p r i c e s o nc i g a r e t t e s a t $ 4 . 9 9o u t t h ed o o r , a n dt h a t t h ee n t i r es t a f f i s i n c r e d i b l yk i n d . T h ed a ya f t e r t h e yo p e n e dt h e i r d o o r s t h e s eg u y s we r er o b b e db yo n eo f o u r f r i e n d l yn e i g h b o r h o o dp a r a s i t e s , a n dwes h o u l dt r ya n dr e mi n dt h e mt h a t t h e r ea r e mo r et h a naf e wo f u s h a p p yt oh a v ea n o t h e r b u s i n e s s t a k i n gt h e r i s ko no u r n e i g h b o r h o o d . L e t ’ s g e t b e h i n dt h e s eg u y s a n dt h r o w t h e ms o meb u s i n e s s ! D e l P a s oMa r t &S mo k eS h o p 2 2 0 3D e l P a s oB l v d . S a c r a me n t o , C a l i f o r n i a , 9 5 8 1 5 T e l : 9 1 6 9 2 9 2 3 6 6 5 . U p t o wnC a f éB e i g n e t –O k a ywh e r ed oweb e g i nwi t hU p t o wn C a f é ?B ep r e p a r e dt os e ean u mb e r o f t h e i r me n ui t e ms o no u r l i s t i nt h ec o mi n gmo n t h s . T h e yd oe v e r y t h i n gr i g h t h e r e , a n dt h eB e i g n e t s a r en oe x c e p t i o nt oap r e t t yr e l i a b l er u l ei t s e e ms . I wa n t t o a l s on o t et h a t t h es e r v i c eh e r ei s e x t r a o r d i n a r yc o n s i d e r i n gh o w b u s yt h e yc a nb eo nab e a u t i f u l we e k e n dd a y ! I h a v eh a dt owa i t f o r at a b l ef r o mt i met ot i me , b u t o n c es e a t e dt h es t a f f e x e mp l i f i e s a l l t h a t i s g o o di nf a b u l o u s s e r v i c e ! T h eb e i g n e t s a r es i n f u l l yd e c a d e n t a n dh a v et h a t wo n d e r f u l q u a l i t ywh e r e i nwh a t e v e r o n e c h o o s e s t oa c c o mp a n yt h e i r b e i g n e t , wh e t h e r i t ’ s ah a l f a s t i c k o f b u t t e r l i k emy s e l f , o r h o n e ya n dj a ml i k emyb r o t h e r , t h ec r i s p y , g o l d e nd o u g h n u t o f C a f éd uMo n d ef a mec o u l dn o t p o s s i b l yb e b e t t e r …e v e ni f wewe r et os p e n dt h ed o s ht of l yt h e r ea n df i n d o u t ! D e l i c i o u s , k i d s ! U p t o wnC a f é 1 1 2 1D e l P a s oB l v d . S a c r a me n t o , C a l i f o r n i a , 9 5 8 1 5 T e l : 9 1 6 6 4 9 2 2 3 3 www. f a c e b o o k . c o m/ u p t o wn c a f e s a c r a me n t o 1 3Si xte e nsi xte e n


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nF e b r u a r y , t h eT e mp o r a r yC o n t e mp o r a r yb r i n g s u n d e r g r o u n da r t t ot h es u r f a c ewi t ht h r e es h o ws f e a t u r i n gt h e wo r ko f We s t C o a s t p o ps u r r e a l i s t a r t i s t s . A l s oc a l l e d “ l o wb r o w” , t h i s g e n r eh a s o r i g i n s i nn o na c a d e mi c a r t s s u c ha s h o t r o dc u l t u r e , t a t t o o s , g r a p h i c a n a t o mi c a l i l l u s t r a t i o na n dc o mi c s .I t h a s d e v e l o p e df r o mt h e r e i n t or i c h , f u n n y , h i g h l yt e c h n i c a l a n ds a r c a s t i c a r t mo v e me n t . E v e nt h o u g hma n yma i n s t r e a mg a l l e r i e s h a v eb e e nr e l u c t a n t t or e c o g n i z el o wb r o wa s f i n ea r t , T h eT e mpi s p l e a s e dt o p r e s e n t t h ewo r ko f f i v ep o ps u r r e a l i s ma r t i s t s , p a r t i c u l a r l y N o r t hS a c r a me n t o ’ s o wnK i mS c o t t wh owi l l b ef e a t u r e di na s o l os h o w, “ T h eV i s c e r a l P o o l . ” S a nF r a n c i s c oa r t i s t C a r r i eC o t t i n i ’ s wo r kwi l l a l s ob ef e a t u r e di nas o l os h o w, “ T h eS p r i n gC o l l e c t i o n . ” T h r e ea r t i s t s J o h nS t u a r t B e r g e r , Ma r t yG e s s l e r a n dR o b e r t B o we nr o u n do u t“ B e y o n dR e a l i t y , ”as h o wi nt h ema i ng a l l e r yt h a t i s s u r et os t r e t c hy o u r i ma g i n a t i o na n dq u e s t i o n y o u r a c t u a l i t i e s . As p e c i a l f e a t u r eo f t h i s s h o wwi l l b es a l u t et ot h eT o y r o o m G a l l e r y , o no n l i n eg a l l e r ys p e c i a l i z i n gi nL o wb r o wa r t .

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Be l ove dNorthSacrame nto arti stKi mScotte nj oys matchi ngwordswi thi mage s,e ve nthough,asshesays ” the yaretwo di f f e re ntl anguage s. ”I tj oi nsthetwo si de softhebrai nf ora mome nt,shesays. ThenameofKi m’ sshow,TheVi sce ralP ool ,i sa re sul tof thatword/ i magee xe rci se . “ I tconj ure dupdarkre dandsti ckycave rns,punctuate d wi thhe avi ngchunksofse nti e ntsqui shi ne ss… smacki ngand sque aki ng. .gl i ste ri ngandpri mal .The nIwe ntandl ooke d up‘ ’ Vi sce ralP ool ’to f i ndthel i te ralde f i ni ti on.Thete rm i suse dbytheme di calprof e ssi onto i ndi catethepoolof i nte rnalorgansi nthebody. ” Ki msaystheworkshewi l lshow i nF e bruaryi sa mashup ofi mage ry;f l e shandme chani calprotagoni stswi tne ssi ng thef orceofthe i rownsome ti me sf ami l i arhal l uci nate d nature . “ Scal ei sdi sre garde d,ti mespe e dsupandsl owsdown, dre aml i kesymbol i smhe l pspatchtoge the rthestory, ”she says.“ I tshowsa pl acewhe ree xpl ore rsme e tto bask, hi deoutandse archf ortre asure .Si nkorswi m.Takepi cture sf orthe i rscrapbooks.Onceyoul e ave ,i t’ shard to re me mbe rwhati tl ooke dl i keorwhyyouwe rethe re . ” Ki mwasbornandrai se di nSacrame nto.Shehasmadeart nonstopf romtheti meshewasa ki dwatchi ngTV sci f i andpl ayi ngdre ssupf antasi e si nthri f tstoree ve ni ng gowns.I nhe r20s,sheanswe re dthecal lto adve nture andl e f ttheUni te dState sto trave landpai nt. Backi nthestate s,I n1 97 3shere al i ze dshecoul dmakeart he rprof e ssi on. “ Ihadmadeartf orye arsbe f orethi s,butIdi dn’ tunde rstandi tcoul dbea re alj ob.Istudi e dwi thse ve ral P hoto Re al i starti stsi ncl udi ngGaryP rune randMe l Ramos.Now maki ngartI Smyre alj ob! ” Ki mhastaughtarti ntheCal i f orni aP ri sonSyste mand curre ntl yte ache sattheShortCe nte rNorthartsday programf oradul tswi thde ve l opme ntaldi sabi l i ti e s.She hasal so taughtarthi storyandstudi o artatAme ri can Ri ve rCommuni tyCol l e ge ,theCol l e geofarti nNe w De l hi , theMe ndoci no ArtCe nte randtheCrocke rArtMuse um. “ P e opl ewho l i vei nSacrame nto orwho movehe reare sai dto beunde rthei nf l ue nceoftheol dnati ve‘ curseof thetwo ri ve rs, ’ ”saysKi m.“ Thecursei sl i kea vorte x thatmake syoustayi nSacrame nto. ” “ I fyoudo l e aveyouwi l lhaveto comebackunti lal l ofyourspi ri tualworki sdone . ”

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Ma r kMa n n i n gwi l l s h o wh i s mo o d ya n dh i g h l yo r i g i n a l p a i n t i n g s a t S a c r a me n t oT e mp o r a r yC o n t e mp o r a r yf r o m F e b r u a r y92 6 . T h e s ea r es t i l l l i f e s wi t ha ne d g e . O b j e c t s a r es t a c k e d , o r t h e yl e v i t a t e , o r t h e ymo v e . B u t t h e s ea r en o t e x a c t l yi n y o u r f a c es u r r e a l p a i n t i n g s . T h e ya r ep a r a d o x i c a l l yma t t e r o f f a c t . C a l m, wi t hs o f t c o l o r s a n ds o f t e d g e s . I n g r a t i a t i n g i ma g e s u n t i l o n er e a l i z e s t h e r ea r eu n e x p e c t e dt h i n g s g o i n g o n . V e r yo f t e nh ej u x t a p o s e s n a t u r a l o b j e c t s l i k es h e l l s wi t h ma n ma d eo b j e c t s l i k eo i l c a n s . T h er e l a t i o n s h i po f ma na n d n a t u r ef a s c i n a t e s h i ma n di mp e l s h i s wo r k . Ma n n i n gwi l l b es h o wi n gp a i n t i n g s t h a t we r ef e a t u r e di na r e c e n t i s s u eo f P r i ma l U r g e , a na v a n t g a r d ea r t ma g a z i n eo u t o f G r a s s V a l l e y . B e s i d e s t h e s eu n s t i l l s t i l l l i f e s , h ea l s oh a s b e e nd o i n gl a n d s c a p e s , s ma l l s t u d i e s o f v a r i o u s o b j e c t s a n d a n i ma l s , a n das e r i e s o nt h eJ a p a n e s ewh a l i n gi n d u s t r y . Ma n n i n gwa n t s t oe v o k ec e r t a i nn a r r a t i v e s i nh i s v i e we r s , b u t h eh a s h i s o wnn a r r a t i v e , t o o , a n di t g r o ws o u t o f a n a r t i s t ’ s t a k eo nn a t u r ea n dma n ’ s r e l a t i o n s h i pt on a t u r e . H e i s ac o n s e r v a t i o n i s t a n da ne n v i r o n me n t a l i s t , b u t h ei s n o t p r e a c h i n ga n yd o c t r i n e . T h e s ea r ep a i n t i n g s t h a t e n c o u r a g e t h o u g h t , b u t d on o t l e a do r d i r e c t t h o u g h t .

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T h ey o u n ga r t i s t , as t u d e n t o f F r e u d , b e l i e v e s t h a t a r t g r o ws o u t o f t h es u b c o n s c i o u s a s we l l a s t h ei n f l u e n c e s o f e n v i r o n me n t , p a r t i c u l a r l yl i g h t a n dc o l o r . Ma r kMa n n i n gg r e wu po nac a t t l er a n c hi nas e mi r u r a l , s e mi t r o p i c a l a r e ao f N e wZ e a l a n d . T h ea i r t h e r ei s s oc l e a n , h es a y s , t h a t n a t u r e ’ s c o l o r s a r ec l e a r a n du n i q u e . A s a n a r t i s t , h et a k e s l o c a l c o l o r v e r ys e r i o u s l y , a n dt r i e s t oe v o k e i t s p o we r b yk e e p i n gi t “ s p a r s e . ” H ewa s e x p o s e dt oMa o r i c u l t u r ei ns c h o o l a n di nh i s c o mmu n i t y . H ep e r h a p s p i c k e du po nt h ea b o r i g i n e s ’ c l o s e n e s s t o n a t u r e , t h el a n da n dt h es e a . H emi s s e s N e wZ e a l a n db a d l y . H eg r e wf l o we r s c o mme r c i a l l ya n dt a u g h t i nac o n s e r v a t i o n p r o g r a mb e f o r ee mi g r a t i n gt ot h eU S , wh e r eh eh a dv a r i o u s j o b s b e f o r ewi n n i n ga na r t p r i z eo nt h eE a s t C o a s t . H ee a r n e d ad e g r e ea t t h eL y meA c a d e myC o l l e g eo f A r t s i nC o n n e c t i c u t a n dc a met oS a c r a me n t ot ol i v ea n dt op a i n t .


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H e l l o , h a i l a n dme e o w, Y o uma yc a l l meB o q , i f y o ul i k e , f o r a s I t o l dy o u b e f o r e , I wa s b e q u e a t h e dt h a t mo n i k e r b ymy h u ma n , D a v i dB l u e …a n dy o u ’ db eb l u e , t o o , i f y o u k n e wt h et r o u b l e s h e ’ s s e e n . B u t , a s f o r n a me s , I h o p en o n eo f y o uh a v es wa l l o we dt h a t o l dy a r nt h a t T . S . E l i o t s p u na b o u t u s c a t s h a v i n ga l l s o r t s o f n a me s : s e c r e t n a me s , s p e c i a l n a me s , e v e nn a me s f o r c h e c k i n gi n t oh o t e l s ( I l i k et ou s eS my t h ewi t ha ‘ y ’ …a n d , y e s , a n‘ e ’ ) ; b u t i t ’ s a l l ma l a r k e y . Wec a t s h a v et oma k ed owi t ht h en a me s we ’ r e g i v e nb yo u r h u ma n s , a n dwi t ho u r s u r n a me s , wh i c h we ’ v ep a s s e do nt h r o u g ht h ec e n t u r i e s a n dwh i c h wed o n ’ t b a n d ya b o u t f o r f e a r o f c h a i n l e t t e r s ; b u t t h e ya r eb yn ome a n s s e c r e t . Mi n e , i nt h en a meo f c a t d o r , i s P e n t a me t e r , b u t d o n ’ t we a r i t o u t . I me a n t h et h i n gi s mi n e , a n dI ’ mp r o u do f i t , b u t I ’ mn o t a b o u t t oh a v ei t p r i n t e do na n yc a r d s . I c a nj u s t h e a r t h ec a t c a l l s n o w. Wel i v eh e r ea t T h eG r e e n s H o t e l o nas t r e e t c a l l e d D e l P a s o , wh i c hI b e l i e v eme a n s ‘ P a s s O n l ya t t h e D e l l ’ , t h o u g hI ’ v en o t s e e nh i d en o r h a i r b a l l o f a ‘ d e l l ’ . A n d , u n l e s s a‘ d e l l ’ i s an e wk i n do f ‘ R o l l y , G r e e nJ i n g l y S wa t ’ , I d o n ’ t r e a l l yc a r et os e ei t ( u n l e s s I c a ns wa t i t , k i l l i t , e a t i t , o r a l l t h r e e ) . L i z a r d t a i l s , a n y o n e ? B u t h e r ea t T h eG r e e n s , wh e r ey o uc a nf i n da n y n u mb e r o f S mi t h s ( wi t ha n‘ i ’ , b u t n o‘ e ’ ) o na n y g i v e nd a y , i t wa s n i c ej u s t y e s t e r d a yt oh a v eal o n g r e l a x i n gl o u n g e , wa r mi n gb e l l ya n ds o u l b e n e a t hmy o l i v e t r e e s , a n dn o t a n o t h e r s i n g l es o u l a b o u t …wi t ht h ee x c e p t i o no f t h eh u ma n s ( t h o u g hI a mb yn ome a n s c o n v i n c e dt h e yh a v et h e m…s o u l s , t h a t i s …t h eb e l l i e s , I ’ v es e e n ) . A l l myt r e e s h a v e b i r d s a n do l i v e s , b u t t h ema i no n et h a t s p r e a d s o v e r myg a r d e na l s os p o r t s t h o s eg l a s s b a l l s t h a t my c l o s ep e r s o n a l f r i e n d , Mo l l yt h eS c u l p t r e s s , ma d e . Wec a t s l o v ea n y t h i n gt h a t c a nd a n g l e , a n dt h e s e t h i n g s d a n g l ea d mi r a b l ywe l l , b u t t h e ya l s oc a t c ht h e l i g h t , a n ds e n di t i n t oy o u r e y e , wh i c hma k e s f o r h y p n o t i c v i e wi n ga s o n ewa l l o ws i nt h ed u s t , l a n g u i d l yf l i c k i n go n e s ’ t a i l , j u s t i nc a s eap a s s i n gb i r d wo u l dl i k et ot h i n ki t ’ s awo r ma n dd r o pd o wnf o r a s n a c k .

A l a s , t h eb i r d s s e e me dt oh a v eag r u d g ea g a i n s t t h eg r o u n dt h a t d a y ; b u t n o t s omys t a l wa r t c r e wo f t h eA . I . R . , wh ot o o kap a g eo u t o f myb o o ka n dl e f t t h e i r c a v e l i k eb e d p l a c e s i na ne f f o r t t oe mu l a t eme ( n od o u b t ) a n dt or e me mb e r o n c ea g a i nt h eu s e s o f t h e‘ B i g , B r i g h t , Wa r m, U n s wa t t a b l eO n e ’ t h a t h a n g s a b o v emyg a r d e ne a c hd a yt oa i dmys l e e pa n dc o mf o r t ( a s we l l a s myc o mf o r t a b l es l e e p ) . O l ’ S c r a t c h i n ’ P o s t s e t u ph i s b l u emu s i c wa f e r s o t h a t i t wa f t e ds o f t mu s i c t h a t s e e me dt oe mp l o yn o l e s s t h a n8 8s e p a r a t ep l i n k e r s b ymyc o u n t , wh a t wec a t s c a l l ‘ T h eL o n g , P l i n k y , B l a c ka n dWh i t eS i n k Wa l k ’ . I t ’ s as p e c i a l t yo f c a t s e v e r y wh e r e , b e i n gmu s i c a l . A n db y‘ mu s i c a l ’ I a mn o t r e f e r r i n gt ot h a t h u mi l i a t i n ga n dc o mp l e t e l yi n a c c u r a t el o n g r u n n i n g ‘ t h e a t r i c a l ’ b yac e r t a i nn a me , wr i t t e nb yac e r t a i n ma nwi t hn ol e s s t h a nt h r e en a me s ( g r e e d yn a me ma n ! ) , a n df e a t u r i n gc e r t a i np e o p l ep o s i n g a s …n o …myf u r r i s e s a t t h ev e r yt h o u g h t ! S u f f i c e i t t os a y , n o t I , o r a n yo t h e r c a t i nt h ewo r l d , i s a f f i l i a t e dwi t ht h a t l i t t l eb i t o f s l a n d e r . I u r g ey o ut o a b j u r ei t . B u t i nmyg a r d e nt h a t d a y , O l ’ S c r a t c h i n ’ P o s t p a i n t e du pas t o r m, a s p e r u s u a l , a n dMo l l yg l a z e d s t r a n g eo b j e c t s t h a t l o o k e dl i k e , we l l , s c r a t c h i n g p o s t s . S t r a n g e .MyD a v i dwa s t h e r e , t a k i n gab r i e f r e s p i t ef r o mt h e‘ T a p p y T a p p yT h i n g ’ , a c t u a l l ys mi l i n ga n ds o me wh a t r e l a x e dn o wt h a t h i s ‘ t h e a t r i c a l ’ i s c l o s et ob e i n gp r e s e n t e d . F r o mwh a t I c a ng a t h e r , i t wi l l b ev e r ymu c hl i k eD a v i dh i ms e l f : r e l e n t l e s s l y s t r a n g e , a u d a c i o u s l yo u t o f k i l t e r , e n d e a r i n g l y o u t r e …a n dl a u g h a b l e , a n dy o ut a k et h a t a n y wa y y o ul i k e . T h a n k f u l l y , I d o n ’ t t h i n kt h e r ea r ea n yc a t s i ni t . R a p h a e l t h eG a t owa s c o mi n gb a c ka n df o r t h f r o mh i s e a s e l a t t h ep a i n t i n g r o o m, r e a d y i n gh i s o f f e r i n g s f o r ama no f s o met a s t e , o n ea s s u me s , d o wn s o u t hi nap l a c et h e yc a l l ‘ A l l a y ’ , a s n e a r a s I c a n f i g u r ei t ; b u t T h eG a t oa l wa y s mo v e s wi t has mi l e , s oI c o u l da l l o wal i t t l eg e n t l eb u s t l ei nmyg a r d e n , p r o v i d e di t d i d n ’ t g e t t o os wa t t y ; a f t e r a l l , t h a t ’ s my j o b …wh e nI ’ mg o o da n dr e s t e d , o f c o u r s e . 53Si xte e nsi xte e n


N i c kt h eR h y me r c a meo v e r wi t hn e ws o f h i s f a t h e r ’ s r e t u r nf r o map l a c et h a t i s n o t s a f ef o r ma nn o r b e a s t , n o r c a t s . S of a r t h ema nh a s l a n d e do nh i s f e e t , wh i c hwec a t s h i g h l yr e s p e c t , a n df o r t h i s N i c k ’ s b e a u t i f u l a n de mi n e n t l yc a t l i k emo t h e r , a n d , i n d e e d , a l l t h e i r p r o u dl i t t e r , a r ep r o f o u n d l yg r a t e f u l . N i c k ’ s s mi l eh a dt h a t wh i f f o f c a n a r yt oi t , a n d h ewa s o b v i o u s l yl o o k i n gf o r wa r dt ot h e‘ P o e t i q u e t t e ’ r e a d i n gt h a t n i g h t . H ewa s g o i n gt or e a d wo r d s o f f o f p a p e r s ot h a t h i s f a t h e r , a n dc e r t a i n o t h e r s , c o u l dh e a r wh a t h ewa s t h i n k i n ga n df e e l i n g ( a l wa y s ad a n g e r o u s p r e c e d e n t , a n da ni n d i g n i t ywe c a t s wo u l dn e v e r i n d u l g ei n …u n l e s s t h e r ewe r ea h i g h l yc o mp e l l i n gn e e d ) . N i c ks e e me dwa r me r t h a t d a y , t h o u g h . Wea l l s e e me dwa r me r , e v e nt h e‘ o l d s c r i b b l e r ’ , wh os n e a k e dmemyv e r yo wnp r a wn wh e nn oo n ewa s l o o k i n g . I f t h ema nk e e p s t h i s u p h e ’ l l r e c e i v et h e‘ O r d e r o f t h eR e t r a c t e dC l a w’ wh e n wec a t s d e v e l o po p p o s a b l et h u mb s a n dr e s c u eb a c k t h ewo r l d . A h , …E g y p t , I a ms i g h i n g . B u t d o n ’ t t e l l D a v i d . “ A n dwh e r e , p r a y , wa s R e b e c c a , wh op o s s e s s e s a g r a c et h a t i s b e y o n dc a t s ? ”I h e a r y o uc r y . We l l , R e b e c c awa s o f f i nt h ewo r l db e y o n dt h ewa l l , d o i n g ma n y‘ t h i n g s ’ . S h eh a s t h i s s t r a n g ep e n c h a n t f o r wo r k i n gs ot h a t wec a np l a y . I t a c t u a l l ys e e ms t o ma t t e r t oh e r , t h o u g hI c a n ’ t t h i n kwh y . O h , y o uc a n t r yt ot a l kh e r o u t o f i t , b u t s h e ’ l l h a v en o n eo f i t , t h a t ’ s j u s t t h ewa ys h es wa t s . A h …i t ’ s n o t e a s y b e i n gt e nt i me s s ma r t e r t h a ne v e r y o n ee l s e , b e l i e v e me , I k n o w. Wh i c hc a u s e s met op o n d e r …Y o uwo u l dt h i n k t h a t s i xh u ma n s , wo r k i n ga t wh a t t h e yl o v e , c h a t t i n g , l o u n g i n g , a n dg e n e r a l l ye n j o y i n gt h ewa r mt ho f ad a ywo u l dh a v eh a dt h eg o o dt a s t et ot h a n kme f o r i t . Y o uwo u l dt h i n k …B u t I g u e s s i t ’ s l i k et h eo l d j o k emyf a t h e r t o l da b o u t t h eo l dl i o nwh od e f i a n t l y i n f o r me dt h ee l e p h a n t t h a t h ewa s t h eK i n go f t h e J u n g l e , o n l yt or e c e i v eat e r r i b l yt h o r o u g ht h r a s h i n g f r o mt h ee n r a g e dp a c h y d e r m. C r e e p i n gb r o k e n l y a wa y , t h ep o o r l i o ns a i dt ot h eo t h e r l e s s e r a n i ma l s wh oh a dwi t n e s s e dt h i s , “ We l l , i f t h ec a t d o n ’ t wa n t t ok n o w, t h ec a t d o n ’ t wa n t t ok n o w! ” O n ec a no n l ys y mp a t h i z e , o r wo u l d , i f t h e yh a dt h e t i me …o r c a r e d . B u t , a s f o r n o w, k n o wi t o r n o t , t h i s c a t i s o u t o f h e r e .

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