Alexander, I can say things about you but they say nothing about you. I can say you have green eyes but you have green eyes often cloaked in shadow and the dark dilation of your pupils. I can say you have white fur but you have white fur, gray at crown and chin, pale fur fuzz clinging to my fingers. I can say you purr but you hum softly in your throat, down your back to your tail. I can say you like to be pet but you stiffen under my touch and relax and roll like a wave and paw my hand for more. I can say you like to sleep but you sleep upright on the floor one eye open, curled up in a ball on the bed, or walloped on me and wedged in my side. I can say you sleep now but you wait--your green eyes hidden behind your lids and your purr slipping into snores.