Photo and Commentary ©2020 by Maylan Schurch
Friday, October 30, 2020

On a morning walk this past Sunday, Shelley and I saw what you see in the photo. Two giant inflated black cats with yellow eyes crouch menacingly on a lawn. And there’s something you can’t see in a still picture–a mechanism within the cats’ necks causes each head to suddenly swivel sideways.

Yet walking (or scootering) serenely past these cats are three little girls. The scooterer doesn’t even seem to be looking at them.

I know a bit of background on the grownups. They’ve been living in the neighborhood for quite awhile, and I often see one or the other walking the dog who’s in front of the leftmost girl. I’ve never seen any of the little girls before, so I’m assuming they might possibly be visiting nieces. Whatever their relationship, they seem absolutely unfazed by the Halloween cats.

One reason might be because the grownup couple live just two doors to the left, and the girls may have seen the cats at the beginning of the walk. But the cats are still intimidating.

The other reason for the universal tranquility, of course, is that the girls absolutely trust the grownups. They know—without even having to be reassured—that they’re safe in the presence of these adults who care for them.

“The LORD is my shepherd;” sang David in his most well-known Psalm. “. . . .Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil . . . .” (Psalm 23)

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