I’m taking a class about technical theater lighting because I want to learn how to do things that I will literally never use outside of the school; I guess you could say that I like to educate myself to new, useless heights. Today, my professor/indie-electrician was talking about different sorts of lighting terminology and held up the book, Looking at Paintings: Cats, by Peggy Roalf to illustrate different types of light. My eyes teared up from the sheer joy of this moment. Up until this point, I had been unsure of this professor with his cowl-neck/hoodie sweatshirt (???) and puce watch and Robert Pattinson hair. But when that cat book entered my visual sphere, I knew I was in the right place. How could I not take this class when the professor so clearly shared the same worldview as me, one defined and enhanced by cats? He just gets me.
Almost immediately after I got home, I went on Amazon to buy this wonderful piece of literature for myself. As an art history major, it’s very important to have a wide breadth of understanding of the canon. (Buy it here if you also want this edifying piece of KitLit ™!) Of course, I got sucked into the world of cat literature/art, aka KitLit ™. It’s a wonderful world and very rewarding if you don’t mind that recycled kitty litter was used to manufacture each book*. I included links to the actual books just in case you don’t believe me. THIS IS REAL LIFE.
KitLit ™ Must-Reads!
Yes, Amazon, I will look inside. Look at the gentle grace and beauty of both human and cat, dancing as one great monolithic being. An intertwined dance expressing raw, animal energy. In Russian (?), this is called kavorka. And
if I ever when I have a cat, I’m going to name it that. Buy it here! Valentine’s Day is coming!!
If your cat aspires to be a drag queen. Buy it here!
You and your cat will bond over this symbiotic relationship: you get to make interesting crafts and your cat will throw up fewer hair balls (maybe, I’m not a medical expert). Buy it here!
Alternative title: I Could Poop on This. Buy it here!
In a high-pitched baby voice, but with more subtle tones. Learn this and more! Buy it here!
The cat is thinking: “….soon…” Buy it here!
The cats do that because they’re
fu cats. Buy it here!
Don’t let your cat settle for being a homeless liberal-arts major, get her to dream big. Buy it here!
Let’s be honest, every cat that has ever existed has changed civilization. Buy it here!