One of my friends (Bella) recently called me "Ally Cat" -- and I like it! It's wordplay on the old expression Alley Cat which refers to a domestic cat who lacks a home. I feel like that at times.
There's something naturally feminine about felines. When I was young, I mistakenly thought all cats were girls and all dogs were boys. That's the impression I got from cartoons.
Is there a totemic animal you identify with?
Oh, and something else. I like to play with photographs for art purposes. This morning, I selected and edited a picture from a recent photoshoot. The thing I like best about the picture is the shadow on the wall -- the shadow reveals the silhouette of my dream. Both dream and reality are displayed here, side by side. The real-me (unshapely, unfeminine) is looking at the dream-me (idealic), with poignant, aching, palpable desire. Physically, the dream-me is larger, as it is symbolically in my mind.
Who knew a picture could say so much?!