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cloud cat

Last week, on a stretch of highway between my town and the next, I hit a cat :(
I stopped and ran back to him, but though he looked completely whole, there was no life in him. He had a coat like dark clouds.

Yesterday, I was coming home in the evening on that same stretch of road, and the sky looked something like this:

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(Not my photo; a manipulation of the first photo here)

--watercolor dark and light, as if last week's cat was stretched out there, relaxed, just dozing.



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gracegiver
Nov. 6th, 2014 01:28 am (UTC)
oh, it's so disturbing to hit an animal while driving. I know. Thankfully is was a quick death for the cat.
asakiyume
Nov. 6th, 2014 11:27 am (UTC)
I always try to swerve to avoid animals, but this was highway driving, and there was just no time :(
queenoftheskies
Nov. 6th, 2014 02:12 am (UTC)
::HUGS::
asakiyume
Nov. 6th, 2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks
blairmacg
Nov. 6th, 2014 02:28 am (UTC)
You have my sympathies, and admiration for finding such loveliness you found in the clouds.
asakiyume
Nov. 6th, 2014 01:31 pm (UTC)
The sky was like your icon, only in shades of gray.
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heliopausa
Nov. 6th, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
I feel for you, about the cat; good that it probably didn't suffer.
asakiyume
Nov. 6th, 2014 01:32 pm (UTC)
I know animals die all the time on roads, but it's still sad :(
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khiemtran
Nov. 6th, 2014 07:53 am (UTC)
Oh no! Hope you're feeling okay...
asakiyume
Nov. 6th, 2014 01:32 pm (UTC)
Pretty much--I was sad on the day, but not so much now... thanks though.
athenais
Nov. 6th, 2014 08:04 am (UTC)
How awful. I think I'd be a sobbing mess.
asakiyume
Nov. 6th, 2014 11:26 am (UTC)
I was a bit of a sobbing mess the day it happened, and I didn't think I'd write about it, because it was upsetting (and is the sort of thing that upsets readers, too....) But then the clouds happened and I thought I *would* write about that, although as I was doing so, I was thinking, man... I'm such a downer

I'll try to post something more cheery next.
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amaebi
Nov. 6th, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry.
asakiyume
Nov. 6th, 2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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asakiyume
Nov. 6th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
I hope somehow, something like that is true.
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oiktirmos
Nov. 6th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
I was driving home one very dark night when a small animal that I thought was a cat, and probably was, leapt in front of my right front wheel and I felt the impact. It was at the entrance of a development so I thought it must be a cat and turned around to see if I could find the cat to see if it was injured and savable. I turned in to the development and searched the main road and the development road and found and heard nothing. I went back at dawn and saw nothing.
asakiyume
Nov. 6th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
You did all you could.

All lives are precious.
cecile_c
Nov. 6th, 2014 05:00 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's sad :( Physics are just cruel sometimes. Even with the best reaction time in the world, the momentum does what the momentum does and that really sucks.

Hopefully there are mice in the clouds. Grey as they are, it wouldn't be surprising...
asakiyume
Nov. 6th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
I like your thought about the mice ♥
philippos42
Nov. 6th, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
I...can empathize with this.
asakiyume
Nov. 7th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear it--it's a sad fraternity to belong to :(
sartorias
Nov. 6th, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
Bee-Yoo_tee-ful!
asakiyume
Nov. 7th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
The clouds, yes.
frigg
Nov. 6th, 2014 11:20 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

I hit a fox once. He/she made it, but until I knew that I was feeling awful.
asakiyume
Nov. 7th, 2014 12:27 pm (UTC)
How lucky that he made it, though.
mnfaure
Nov. 7th, 2014 06:33 pm (UTC)
I think the clouds--that you noticed them and made the connection--must have been very soul-healing.
asakiyume
Nov. 8th, 2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
It did give a connection and a feeling of completeness.
wlotusopenid
Nov. 8th, 2014 12:36 am (UTC)
Awww. :-(
asakiyume
Nov. 8th, 2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah...
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