Saturday Caturday

It’s a cool but sunny day here in Buffalo. Some people might complain that it’s not hot enough for summer, but I love this weather! The cats are happy with the sunshine, too. Radar was radiant in this morning’s sunglow.

photograph © polly macdavid 2021


Why Betrayal is so Devastating

This happened to me, more than once, but especially the years 1996-2000. Profound pain from which I have yet to fully recover.

Don't Lose Hope

A partner affected by intimate betrayal experiences a level of pain that is indescribable. The hurt is so profound and complex, partners often wonder if it will ever get better.” Shira Olsen

If you’ve been betrayed then you know that this is true. But why is betrayal so destructive and distressing? Why can’t we just bounce back, and move on with our live? Some reasons for this are summarized below:

1. It comes from people you trust. People you believed were trustworthy. People who had led you to believe that they were trustworthy.

2. It comes from people you have loved, taken a chance with, and made yourself vulnerable to. This is a great privilege. We don’t make ourselves vulnerable to everyone.

3. You were betrayed by someone you treated well. You gave them respect. You gave them your time. You cared about them. You sent the message…

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And such a lesson in life!

I love sunflowers, I’m going to grow them against the back fence next summer.



    I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.


            Text and image source: Pebbles of Joy

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            Thursday Artworks

            It’s been a while since I posted one of these but moving has been taking up most of my time.

            This is some of the best surrealistic art I’ve seen in a long time.

            Link here ~~~~~>

            Click on all the links … there’s a lot to be seen here. I had never heard of the artist, Mario Sánchez Nevado, nor of this graphics company, Aégis Strife Illustration. I found it fascinating!

            Saturday Caturday

            The other day I went grocery shopping & I saw a cute cat toy so of course I bought it.

            I really love the shiny purple fins!

            Radar loves it too!

            all photographs © polly macdavid 2021

            Unfortunately, I threw away the packaging for the cat toy. All I can tell you is that the label on the toy is written in French & it says that the toy was made in China.

            This is so F*ckd Up

            More ranting from Aunt Polly

            aunt polly's rants

            I had to share “Plastic Surgeons Advertise Procedures to Free ‘Non-Binary’ People of All Genitals” but there was no way to reblog, so I hope Diana Shaw of Women Are Human blog doesn’t mind me doing this.

            I have always been against the Plastic Surgery Industry. I don’t think it’s medicine at all, & while there are some very rare cases where these kinds of procedures may be lifesaving (reconstructing a person’s face so they can breathe properly, for instance), most procedures are for vanity only and absolutely of no use whatsoever except to make the so-called doctor wealthy. When you consider the plastic surgery nightmares of people like Michael Jackson (I remember when he was a cute kid!) or Phyllis Diller or so many other celebrities who may not go under the knife but ruin their faces with numerous shots of Botox, the Plastic Surgery industry is a…

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            the antithesis of patriarchal structures

            Because this is true freedom

            Peedeel's Blog

            Right now, we’re seeing an uptick in the embrace of the dark feminine overall. As with the phrase “nasty woman” being reclaimed and resignified by feminists of all stripes, the word “witch” is now being worn as a badge of pride. Witches are change-makers. They’re transgressive beings who dwell on the fringes of society, and so they’re the perfect icon for rebels, outsiders, and rabble-rousers, especially those of the female persuasion.

            Women are tired of being told we have to be bright, happy, pretty, and pleasing all the time, while still being paid less and given less autonomy over our bodies and lives. By embracing our dark aspects, we are rejecting the paradigm of “perfection” and oppression that centuries of history have calcified in our collective psyche.

            Most significantly, the witch is the antithesis of patriarchal structures. She represents an alternative way of being across so many systems. She is…

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            Tuesday Tummyrub

            I know it’s very late in the day but I’ve been unpacking & putting things away all day. Right now it’s thundering & lightning & raining & the cats are both hiding but earlier they were both hanging out & being really happy in the new house. Radar was rolling around on the carpet in the family room, which is going to be my new study.

            photograph © polly macdavid 2021