Shanghai 2017 | photo: Aly Song

It made her think of Laikat. The man-made satellite streaking soundlessly across the blackness of outer space. The dark, lustrous eyes of the cat gazing out of the tiny window. In the infinite loneliness of space, what could Laikat possibly be looking at? — Haruki Murakopjes

Why do cats have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of cats in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish feline loneliness? — Haruki Murakopjes