Archive | October 25, 2006

I’m gonna have some fun

 has to work. We are going to this down in Long Beach. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/NEWS_EVENTS/10_06/scarium.html

She has to spend the day dressed as a pirate for work. Shucky darn, I’m going to go watch the jellies and hope I can get some cool pictures. 

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I love Laura Powers music

Samhain Madrigal
(Laura Powers/Chris Pelcer) 

A time of change of endless night
The sea grows dark,swallowing the light
I walk alone high above the shore
I count the days till you sail home once more

A time of prayer no matter where you are
You’ll find my love will guide you like the stars
I’ll be with you to keep you from the cold
No greater love could watch over your soul

And I long for how I long for
The sweetness we have known
And I long for how I long for
The wind that brings you home

The crescent moon lays still against the sky
A veil of mist plays tricks upon my eyes
You ship appears like whispers in the wind
My heart awaits the passing of Samhain

And I long for how I long for
The sweetness we have known
And I long for how I long for
The wind that brings you home

A time of prayer no matter where you are
You’ll find my love will guide you like the stars
I’ll be with you to keep you from the cold
No greater love could watch over your soul

A time of change of endless night
The sea grows dark,swallowing the light
I walk alone high above the shore
I count the days till you sail home once more

Your ship appears like whispers in the wind
My heart awaits the passing of Samhain
© Maucere Music, Inc./Million Suns Music

Benzai-Ten
Benzai-Ten

I learned about a new goddess this am. Benzai-Ten is the only female in the 7 lucky gods of Japan. Some sites said she was the counter part of Sarasvati in India. She is the goddess of everything that flows: words (and knowledge, by extension), speech, eloquence, and music.

“Female. The sea goddess Benzaiten is the sole female among the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan. Her temples and shrines are almost invariably in the neighborhood of water — the sea, a river, or a pond. She is the patroness of music, the fine arts (dancing, acting, visual), and good fortune in general, and is often shown carrying a biwa (Japanese mandolin) or playing a lute. She is often represented as a beautiful woman with the power to assume the form of a serpent, or shown seated on a dragon or serpent and playing a lute. In fact, the snake is almost always associated with Benzaiten, who was originally a Hindu deity (Sarasvati) who represented learning, music and poetry. Such artistic learning and wisdom often bring prosperity, hence her inclusion in the Japanese group of seven luckies. She also has a jewel that grants desires. Some say it is a jade, while others say it is a pearl.” http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/benzaiten.shtml

Very cool way to start the day. I discovered her on a Blackmore’s Night album delivered to me last night from a pillage of Amazon.com Friday.