Sunday, August 15, 2010

portrait, understanding, gazpacho

Posted by PicasaWayside cat.
Why do you suppose,
Cats always pose,
And curl their paws
And have no flaws?

In Theodore Zeldin's amusing and sometimes profound book, The French, I read "You only understand a person when you know how far you can go without offending him."

Gazpacho today. A chilled summer soup from Andalusia. |Almost, but not quite liquidized so that the texture is a little crunch : tomato, cucumber, onion, red pepper, olive oil, wine vinegar, a little garlic, salt and pepper. An ingredient which I have recently  found adds something extra is sweet pickled cucumber.


The Crow said...

Cat's body language says he's poised - for what, I couldn't say, but by the watchful gaze he's giving you, I'm guessing it is flight.

I like your poetic questions, Plutarch.

CC said...

Love, love LOVE your cat verse and marvelous photo of that handsome cat as well.