Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Reincarnation - Kate Takes 5

I love Kates Listography, and I only ever seem to join when they are whimsical ones. I don't actually believe in reincarnation but no matter!


Here are my top 5 things I'd like to be reincarnated as:

One of my cats: It's been a long standing joke, as a cat owner of some 20 years, that I would want to come back as one of my cats. Now this is far too much information but as I type this, laying on my left arm is my cat, attempting to breastfeed (I might add I am, at this point, fully clothed). Our cats are well fed, well loved, always indoors, and given top billing, well perhaps second now we have Joseph.

Atticus Woo - our older, non breastfeeding cat

Mark Seymour's guitar: Now Mark Seymour was not my first teenage crush, that title probably belongs to John Taylor of Duran Duran, but after I got over my eighties hair and make up fetish, Mark became my number one, and is probably my most enduring crush. I would be most happy to be reincarnated as his guitar! And that's as suggestive as I am going to get!

A meerkat: Long before that hideous meerkat marketing campaign, I have loved meerkats. I always make a bee line for them at zoos and enjoy Meerkat Manor and the like. One teeny issue I have with being reincarnated as a meerkat is the diet. They eat live locusts and cockroaches. Now I guess if I have zero recollection of human life, I will be fine, and won't know any better. But life in a close family, in the sunshine, with meekats to look out for me, yes I think I would love that.

A vintage pram: I took this photo when Joseph was in hospital. Seems madness now, I was released on the Friday, and on the Sunday Corey went out to wet the babies head, and I went to the War Weekend in Ramsbottom dolled up to the nines. We had been ordered to take a break from the hospital. I walked around and took pictures, then crashed at home and sobbed my heart out. I love these old prams, imagine the lives you would take care of and the stories you could tell.

A tree: Now I don't want to be any old tree. I did at first think I fancied being an old growth eucalypt in a Tasmanian forest, but I think my roots are British and I belong here. And I don't fancy being turned into pulp and sent to Japan to be processed as typing paper or worst still, the Daily Mail, imagine? No I want to be a well preserved, happy tree, and to illustrate have used these magnificent trees in St James' Park in London


  1. Well an interesting selection to say the least. Not sure I'm with you on the pram but I certainly get the tree one!

  2. charlotte.cheshire17 October 2012 at 00:56

    Ahhhh but if you were *truly* a cat person then you would know that one does not own cats, in fact cats have staff....just like babies. ;-)

  3. Ah, I said tree and cat too! I'd be mortified if I was pulped up and turned into the Daily Mail though :/

  4. Good list, however I hate cats so couldn't think of anything worse than being one.

  5. Cats do have a very easy and relaxing life don't they? lazing around getting fed when needed. I have being a dog on my list for similar reasons

  6. Thanks for your lovely comment, and for following (following you too). Love vintage prams too. Love your tree photo x

  7. Jackie K @ Working Through It20 October 2012 at 09:35

    Interesting choices! I agree, a loved cat has a pretty well perfect life!
    Love the tree idea too. Imagine everything they "see".

  8. If I came back as a tree, it would have to be an English oak tree - imagine what history you would witness over the hundreds of years you stood in the ground...wow!

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