6/1: feline patience (and impatience)
The cats are a little bewildered by our summer-school schedule; they can tell that we're busier and more work-focused even than is usual during the regular academic year. At times I can tell that they're forebearing, and other times I can tell that they wish we'd stop and pay attention to them. I'm grateful for both attitudes: the first shows their awareness of our situation, and the second reminds us to look beyond our work, if only temporarily. Oh to have the calibration of a cat!