of windows and fluttering curtains
zen-curtains and quite the cute koan-cat :-P
i'm sure a scholar such as yourself could muse extensively upon the relationship between the veiling of the curtains, the revealing of the kitten, koan practice and the realization of one's original face--all with reference to Nanquan's cat of course.
The man's garb becomes the kitten's curtain. A safe place to be...to hide. Sheltered.
i like that analogy between garb and curtain, thank you, Dan!