I was taking pictures in the local garden today and I happened to encounter this feline whom I had only glimpsed before. He (she?) was wary for a little while, then warmed up and even consented to having his head and back scratched.
It was a really nice moment, in the middle of all this graduate school application stress (did you know that Harvard has 13 pages worth of info and uploads they need you to fill out?!? 'Cause I hadn't!).