Owl and Pussycat

attitudes diverge

for harmonious journeys

compromise required


As those of you who’ve followed my blog for any time might know, last year my sister and I moved into a house together. In order to decorate our new place, we pooled all of the ornaments and random whatsits that we’d individually collected over the years. This week’s Monochrome Monday post will be the first of a series of posts that will showcase a few of these bits and bobs.

Whilst in many ways my sister and I are very similar, there are also a great many ways in which we differ. This is perfectly represented by the two ornaments that sit together on the bookshelf. The owl is my academically-minded sister’s. The pussycat is mine. They represent our different natures perfectly.

The two of us actually lived together before, for a number of years back when I was in my early twenties. Unfortunately, back then our differences drove us apart. This time around, older and wiser, we’re both determined to compromise more in order to find a happy middle ground. So far, it seems to be working.

The Owl and the Pussycat


10 thoughts on “Owl and Pussycat

  1. a lovely post about sisters bonding. you writing made me think of my relationship with my sister and how my two daughters interact. I like the owl and the pussycat, the makings of a lovely poem or short story. lovely to read you words.

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    1. Thank you, Gina. 🙂 Sibling relationships are so important, and, fortunately for me and Nic, very hard to break – even when things fall apart as badly as they did last time we lived together!

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    1. We thought of that poem when we first placed them together. Nic was looking around for a place to put her owl at the same time I was looking for somewhere to put the cat. We quickly decided that they belonged together! Our relationship was very rocky for a long time after we last lived together. If we hadn’t been sisters then we probably never would have spoken to each other again! Luckily, we’ve go the grown up a lot since then.
      Thanks for visiting, Joy. 🙂


  2. Heartwarming. We traveled to China twice so that we could raise our daughters as sisters. Once upon a time each girl was alone in the world but never ever again…they will always have each other. Sisters…the strongest of bonds. 🙂


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