Quincy-cat’s Point of view

As Ted gets ready to practice, Quincy sits atop our house amp (Fender Princeton) waiting for Ted to entertain him.   There were days when Ted would practice for untold hours at a time.  Ted comments about “working hard on something you love.” :

“I think human beings have pretty deep unsuspected reservoirs of strength that kick in when they really love something and have to work to get it. I know I certainly was surprised. Anyway, I’m grateful for the passion I’ve been given. I need it.”


“To spend each day

as if one had

a thousand more to spend,

to perceive each moment

an immensity

as if it had no end.”


  1. Wayne Whiteside
    November 30, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    These pictures are such a familiar site from my own life. Beautiful post, memories.
    Form a songI wrote this in 1988,
    “The Writer”
    Well I still got a cat sleeping in my guitar case
    And I’ve still got twenty unfinished songs
    But I can’t rock and roll like I used to
    Guess I’ve had these blues too long
    By Wayne Whiteside,

    • December 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      Greetings Wayne! Your poem encapsulates the difficult thoughts as one gets on in this life. Thank you for sharing it with all who come here. For me, since the loss of Ted, the blues will never cease. As I’ve mentioned over and over, there is not one moment lived that Ted is not in my thoughts and my heart. Simultaneously I live with the the pain of Ted’s absence and the beauty of our memories. Take good care, Barbara

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