On Friday the 13th of August I saw a cat at the beach. I don’t know if it was in my journal that morning or after doing my work, but I remember saying to Spirit that I would like to see some cats today as I hadn’t for a while and I often do as I walk round my neighbourhood.
I set off for the beach with the intention to have a synchronistic day and meet cats on the way. Walking down the beautiful back street, I started to admire the gardens and when I looked up there were two fluffy goats in the middle of the road on a leash.
The woman taking her goats for a walk, I realised, was someone I used to work with and we had a lovely chat. She told me about the death of the ESL industry here due to COVID, what she’s doing now and how happy she is with it, then invited me to her 50th birthday party.
As I was getting to the beach, I walked the longer way so I could admire the seaside houses. First I passed a black cat sitting on a porch (not so friendly) and next door there was a beautiful fluffy one sitting up straight and proud.
“Hello!” I said.
He padded over, putting on a real show on the footpath till the owner came out. The cat had part of his tail shaved because a dog had bitten it, the lady said. Two doors down a dog had killed the cat. There were five more rescue cats inside that don’t like to go out. But Peeko, is very friendly and I can come and visit her whenever. He has quite a fan club, apparently.
I went off to have a cappuccino, saw a dog in this towel ensemble, and then when I finally got onto the sand and was lying down, who comes along but a cat on a leash?! Amazing. I’ve never seen a cat at the beach before. Its owners were carrying it and then set it down.
Later that afternoon, I was accompanying my boyfriend to the dentist. I sent him a message to say I would not be home beforehand and so he decided to come down for something to eat with me.
We bumped into a Brazilian ex student of mine and her cute French Bulldog and had a good chat. Afterwards, we were reading our books in the sun when it was time to go. As we were getting up, I saw something grey running across the grass, looking like a rabbit. All the dogs started barking.
It was a possum! I’ve never seen a possum in Perth, let alone at the beach. But now it was trying to hide up a tree.
The dentist was wonderful and the receptionist, was an Indian woman from Mumbai. As I sat in the waiting room we talked about everything.
“They’ve gone from discussing shoes to the GDP.” The dentist, also Indian, said to my boyfriend as he sat in the chair.
Well yeah we started out with her shoe collection and moved onto the COVID situation in India.
It was in-te-rest-ing.
This is what a day in alignment looks like to me.
It’s not always so full of surprises but it can be.
The next night we went out for a birthday and someone mentioned something about how fun travelling is and I said that you can also have fun experiences here too.
What’s the most fun thing that’s happened to you lately?
Let me know in the comments below.
I love you,