Just to say 'Happy and Meaningful Candlemas to you all!' As the light of the sun slowly increases, Imbolc is celebrated with the lighting of candles, small lights to greet the greater one. The day is also called by the name of a Celtic goddess. Brighid is the goddess of the flame of inspiration - poetry as well as learning. I've come to associate this holyday, because of the sacrifices to science, with the U.S. space program tragedies. What higher price to pay for new knowledge?
( Quotes and such )
The frivolous part is GIPpery, except this post isn't exactly gratuitious, but I wanna show these off anyway.
The 'Sad Corgi' icon does for some things, but I've always felt it as more an expression of immediate personal reaction. I felt there needed to be something for, oh, tsunamis and Cat 5 hurricanes.
For those who might be insufficiently Tolkeinish to recognise the name, Nienna is referenced in the Valaquenta
-- she is one of the Queens of the Valar (the Valier); one of the eight Aratar, the most high of the Valar
; she mourns for the hurts of the world, her tears wash away hurt and poison, she comforts the shades of the newly-dead and she teaches compassion and endurance.---=>°<=---
This one's a lot simpler:
Happy belated birthday, martinhesselius
, whom I didn't mean to miss; and katinka31
of course, and today's themorningstarr
's! She's a Brigid baby!---=>°<=---
Anyway, these two make 96.... Here's one more available for adoption if one likes:
The corglets are starting to take more interest in me, in that they've started to come greet me when I get home from work and follow me out of curiosity, somewhat. It's more a focussed interest, if that makes any sense. Hard to believe they're almost twice the size as when they first got here! Along with this, they're not sounding quite so much like oddly-shaped kittens as they have done.