17 thoughts on “Thursday: Hili Dialogue

    1. Wikipedia says yes:

      Cats can see some colors, and can tell the difference between red, blue and yellow lights, as well as between red and green lights


      1. Cats are dichromats. Their cones have peak responses to wavelengths of 455 nm (violetish blue) and 555 nm (greenish yellow). So yes, they can distinguish red from green, but have trouble distinguishing red from grey or brown.

    2. I am sure there are plenty of other natural clues – day length, temperature, what type of other small creatures are or are not around…

    1. From the looks of the picture, I think it is a cat toy. You rub your chin on it and watch it fall to the floor, then look at your person, who gets up out of their chair to yell at you, and you jump down and run away. It works time and time again.

    2. When Poland became Christian (a political decision rather than religious), the old pagan art and symbols were incorporated into their newly acquired/imposed beliefs. That looks like a Christian saint done in pagan fashion. The spikes represent the halo. Standard folk art.

  1. Of course, the Verlaine poem is immensely evocative (“wounds my heart with monotonous langour…”), both by iteself and with its historical use.

    In the last couple years, I’ve learned this one, which is still a month or so early:

    November by Thomas Hood

    No sun – no moon!
    No morn – no noon –
    No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day.
    No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
    No comfortable feel in any member –
    No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
    No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! –

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