A man chases a woman until she catches him.
~ American Proverb
Lloyd Alexander Quotes
If the pull of the outside world is strong, there is also a pull towards the human. The cat may disappear on its own errands, but sooner or later, it returns once again for a little while, to greet us with its own type of love.
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.