"I have always loved working at night.
No one interrupts me. No
telephone calls disturb my train of thought. I feel I have
unlimited time. One bright lamp (its
bluish light helps me to see the true colors) illuminates the
drawing on which I am working.
The rest of the house is plunged in
darkness except for a few dimly lit shells that enable me to leave
my worktable if I have to. Everything is
Focused on the brightly lit square of my table - a perfect aid to
concentration. Even my cats pretend to
be sleeping: they know that I am working. Being
alone is vitally important for me and my work.
I am a solitary person, and this may explain why I have such
a great love of cats. Cats and I are
very much alike. The cat is a solitary
animal, very independent, very quiet by nature.
Like Cats who hide themselves away when they are ill,
I cannot stand people visiting me when I am
indisposed. I want to be left alone."
(Excerpt "Erte At Ninety")