An Avid Swimmer in the Current Between Affairs and Solitude
Colette – She was a French novelist with free spirit. A novella Gigi (1944) might be her best known work which turned into a musical film and a broadway musical which Audrey Hepburn played the title role. Colette was a prolific writer and most of her works are inspired by her own affairs. Therefore she earned some title like a woman of
scandal after scandal. And she had a special love for cats. Through her quotes, we can see her love of cats and her style for life.
For her unrestrained nature, she’d had both male and female lovers. But her love of cats exceeded.
Colette’s devotion to her pets caused her second marriage trouble. Her husband complained
When I enter a room where you’re alone with animals, I feel I’m being indiscreet.
Fountain of Youth: Curiosity
The ability to see things with a fresh mind is the elixir of youth.
As Colette says we do foolish things but do them with enthusiasm might be the key. Do willingly and thoroughly do foolish things make you not a foolish, but people might call you
crazy. This is the state nobody can touch you. You are an expert in that area.
All Cats Are Special
This is a fact never a single can be mediocre. Without exception, they have their own personality and quality.
Therefore, you can’t predict their next move nor what they have in mind. That’s why we can’t take our eyes off from them.
Why not be Happy Now?
French writer, artist, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau was one of her fondest friends. He called her as
a fountain of ink. He marveled at her ability to produce work while offering the impression of utter indolence.
Sounds familiar… Cats seem content with themselves without a single effort.
Colette has been increasingly recognized as an important voice in women’s writing and Truman Capote, the author of Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, wrote a short story about her (1970) called The White Rose.
A multi-talented, seemingly lazy woman, never stop inspiring artists just like cats.
Also published on Medium.