Smooth translations of ring A, #13: The Missed Bus Relay

Henrik Theiling


Steps Against Winter Depression

One morning in December I could watch the following scene across the
street from a bus stop:

A boy, obviously on his way to school, stood in front of a garden
wall. He had an enormous red tomcat on his shoulder and this animal
balanced skilfully while the boy tried hard to shake him off. With
increasing panic he watched the bus stop knowing the bus would be due
any second now... The cat was quite undisturbed. Once, he put a paw on
the wall, but seemingly it felt too cold, so he quickly retreated to
the boy's backpack. The moment when he was comfortably sitting, having
tucked up his legs, the school bus arrived.

I suppose the cat spent quite an interesting day.