this is nielsen, the cat that hangs around the filipinas heritage library (fhl). he was named after the restaurant that occupied the place previously.
nielsen died recently—a victim of ondoy. after the storm he sauntered to fhl looking all tired and wet. they tried to save him but he was too weak.
when i would visit the library, nielsen was always outside the front door staring in like the way he is in the photo. it was as if he saw spirits walking about doing what spirits do and him always waiting and watching.