Night Moves

29 Mar

“Woke last night to the sound of thunder,

How far off, I sat and wondered,

Started humming a song from 1962,

Ain’t it funny how the night moves?”

Bob Seger – “Night Moves” 1976

The fact that I remember where I was the first time I heard songs like, ‘The Wanderer” and “Johnny Angel” is more than a little frightening.

Anywhoo, I awoke last night to the sound of thunder. The sky was clear and is wasn’t raining. No lightning either. There is was again, rolling through the house, up the bedposts and into my spine. No wind could be heard during the silent interlude between the rolling crashes. Hmmm, what could it be, I sat and wondered?

Have you every heard two 20+ pound cats chase each other throughout the house, wrestling, falling off furniture onto the floor, and then pausing for a few moments to groom themselves before starting in again? I waited to hear the crash of antique dishware or Easter decorations. None came…they are learning to steer clear of certain items in the house.

I had a cat in 1962. Smokey liked to hide under the bookcases and attack our bare feet as we ran through the library on our way to bed. She thought it was great fun in the dark. That Siamese was on a mission. Her favorite time to set the ambush was at night. I was once asked where I learned my dance moves? By trying to dodge an attacking cat in the night.

Ain’t it funny how the night moves?



Posted by on March 29, 2013 in Musings and Odd Thoughts


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5 responses to “Night Moves

  1. Matthew Wright

    March 29, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I’ve got Seeger’s ‘Hollywood Nights’ going through my head now! Takes me right back – funny how memory works. Curiously, my family had a Siamese cat when I was a kid – a Seal Point named Sam. Full of character and more like a dog in many ways. We got him in November 1966, election day here in NZ.

  2. robincoyle

    March 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I had a cat named Smokey in the 60s. Are we related?

    • Dennis Langley

      March 30, 2013 at 10:29 am

      Lets try that again.

      No, you are too pretty to be related to me.

      Still trying to get used to typing on this iPhone.

  3. 4amWriter

    March 30, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Our cat, Ninja, loves to chase us and attack our feet. He’s practicing to be our guard cat, I’m sure of it.

    • Dennis Langley

      March 30, 2013 at 11:51 am

      They do have a fascination with bare feet.


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