One Beautiful Place

by Mr. Schnell

I needed a break from impeachment updates, politics, and the nation’s new normal; “INSANITY and LIES” from the current GOP Washington DC. Taped below the desktop computer monitor screen is my Glacier Point Yosemite photo. Not the best picture ever taken (not by a long shot) but that doesn’t diminish one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited rain or shine!

I took the photograph in hand, stared closely at it, smiled, and wished I could be there right now. The photo would do (that and all the mental pictures of my past visits there it conjured up).

I took a look out the window and smiled again. There was a visitor in the backyard.

The shell corn basin I leave in the woods must be empty. He is after the sunflower bird seed. So I go into the woods after the deer took off to refill the feed. I was stalked by the neighbor hood community cat.

I can’t enter that little patch of cedars without this guy following. He likes hanging out in the woods and, I must admit, I enjoy his company.

I asked him what he thinks about all this impeachment stuff.

Silence.

He didn’t want to discuss it.

Ya know, neither did I. Don’t even know why I brought it up.

I poured shell corn into the empty basin. Bunky, the community cat, headed off into the bush. He’s not into politics. He’s into “Fancy Feast”, “Meow Mix”, and field mice. I feel like I learn a lot from him.

Time to head home and read a good book. Peace out.

Published by starvingcartoonist

StarvingCartoonist is a former ICU nurse that has worked at numerous civilian, military, and veteran Intensive Care Units across the country for better than three decades but has been sketching, drawing, and cartooning since he first picked up a crayon in kindergarten. Dabbled with political cartooning, writing, and general illustrations but the bread and butter came from health care. Recently left professional nursing to concentrate on camping, hiking, nature, the outdoors, trees, trails, and peace of mind. Love a campfire; rather watch it than TV. Avoid bureaucracy, career ladders, ladder climbers, and hero worship at all cost. Evenings spent with a good book, reading until the book smacks my nose when I doze off. Generally up at sun rise, listen to the mourning doves, put the coffee on, and play it by ear the rest of the day.

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