I own this very old dictionary named Cassell’s Concise English Dictionary which is still very much loved and used by me. It’s nowhere near as large as my Oxford Concise English Dictionary but I still like to look words up in it because it has so many beautiful archaic words in it.
Anyway… so its definition of wistful is this: Full of vague yearnings, sadly longing; pensive.
Which somehow captures my mood at the moment.
Recently, when out and about with the kids, I’ve really enjoyed seeing them making a fuss over a friendly cat in the street. It’s made me remember how much I used to adore cats when I was a kid too. And it makes me want to get another cat someday. Yet it’s still not the right time for us – more for practical and financial reasons rather than anything else, but of course I can’t help but remember our dear old chap Moggy, who died two years ago, round about this time. I still miss him, and of course I can’t help feeling wistful when I see how much joy a cat can bring to a human.
So here’s to you old chap, Moggy, our very own king of cats.
Thanks to Amanda over at WriteAlm for the continued writing prompts. Much appreciated.