Tomo's full name is "Miaowara Tomokato". He is named after The Samurai Cat of the same name. This led me to thinking that I might put his name in Japanese script on the picture. One of the easy ways to generate Japanese script is to type Romaji (Roman letters) into Google Translate.
Doing so, I learn that 友 "Tomo" is a root meaning "friend". Adding a couple more syllables "友かと" "Tomo ka to" gets translated as "With friends". Going for broke, "みあおわら 友かと" (Mi ao wara tomo ka to) gets translated by Google as "With you friend". It's not clear that a Japanese person would agree with these translations, but they moved me, and so the image is captioned. The pronunciation is correct, and the meaning may not be entirely clear, but it's in the ball park.
"Rude Bridge" is a photograph I took of the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA, that I have done some serious photomanipulation on with both Prisma and Photoshop, and captioned with the famous line from Emerson's "Concord Hymn".
The Bridge is where I go when I feel a strong need to commune with Nature's God. Being a Deist, I have no church any more, so it is in Nature herself that I seek out the Divine. The bridge is a place of natural beauty, a place consecrated with the blood of patriots, and with the blood of men serving their country far from home. It is the site of that rarity: a memorial to the enemy's hallowed dead, and as such is a dual monument to duty and compassion.