October is my birthday month. Since I am a rescue Mom does not have an exact date. I get treats and toys all month. Well this is true of months that aren’t even my birthday month.
I am one year old now and today is my last day of puppy food. Mom has been mixing it with big boy food and it is almost gone.
My birthday Haiku.
- I am a big boy
- so why am I still crated
- when Mom is at work?
Takayama, Japan has been Denver’s Sister City Takayama since 1960. The Takayama Women’s Chorale is singing at Simpson United Methodist Church Friday, August 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm. The Chorale will be performing traditional Japanese songs. The performance is free. For more information please contact Kaitlyn Lyle at 303.923.6865. Simpson is located at 6001 Wolff Street in Arvada. Want to learn about Takayama? Visit the city’s website here: City of Takayama website (English version): http://www.hida.jp/english/
This old clock has been with my boss forever. He keeps it in his office sandwiched between some law books. The thing must be wound by hand each day with a key, a ritual much beloved by an attorney.
I believe this thing is a Tsukumogami in the making. An object biding its time to reach one hundred years of age, at which time it will become occupied by a spirit. This clock is specifically a Zorigami Yokai, clock spirit.
It has begun to flex its powers by subtly controlling time. Have a deadline? Speeds time up. Friday afternoons creep by.
How is this happening when it is clearly not one hundred years old? The one hundred years is just a legend. Any old object can become Yokai, or obtain a spirit, just by virtue of it’s old age.
This old clock is quickly gaining the ability to have a spirit because it is used and touched by human hands each day when my boss lovingly winds it. In return, if my boss is racing a deadline, this clock has stopped time to allow him to complete his task.
Ever feel uneasy about an old thing and just need to throw it out or give it away? Trust your intuition on this…
This morning Monty and I decided to pull the sheets and covers off Mom’s bed. We had a fit of hooliganism. (Hooliganism is a word because spell check did not flag it!) Mom was not happy.
She screamed at us “Bachi ga ataru!” This is a phrase Mom and Uncle Sam heard a lot from their Mom growing up. What does it mean?
- What goes around comes around, or
- Something similar will happen to you (if your actions are mischievous).
All I can say is Mom must have heard this phrase a lot when she was a kid because it slid off her tongue without a thought.
Can you see the Kami? He is called Tengu. He may have started out as a monster or a ghost but now he is the protector of a small group of trees near the bank.