Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Look over yonder what do you see
The sun is a-risin’ most definitely
A new day is comin’, people are changin’
Ain’t it beautiful - crystal blue persuasion

Better get ready gonna see the light
Love, love is the answer and that’s all right
So don’t you give up now - so easy to find
Just look to your soul and open your mind

Crystal blue persuasion, mm-hmm
It’s a new vibration
Crystal blue persuasion, crystal
Blue persuasion

Maybe tomorrow when He looks down
Every green field and every town
All of his children every nation
There’ll be peace and good brotherhood
Crystal blue persuasion

- Tommy James and the Shondells, “Crystal Blue Persuasion”

There’s an awful lot of hand-holding, Kumbaya-singing, hopey-changey sentiment in the song lyrics above, but one needs consider that they are a product of their happy-hippie times... a tad over forty years ago.

But we have our own brand of Crystal Blue Persuasion, right here...

Crystal Blue Persuasion

...in the form of Hakuna’s crystalline baby blues, here seen peeking out through a gap between two balusters.

No doubt she is trying to use them to persuade me to (1) feed her, (2) clean out her litterbox, or (3) leave her the hell alone. (My money is on Number Three.)

Update: Friday Ark #270 is afloat at the Modulator, with Hakuna batting lead-off. If you still want to look at more Kitty-Pics, drop on by at Pet’s Garden Blog this Sunday evening for Carnival of the Cats Edition #297.

Update 2: CotC #297 is up.

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