Kit-Cat Klock

kit-cat klock
Kit-Cat Klock (Photo credit: World of Oddy)

KitCat Clock

I bought a Kit-Cat Klock for my son one Christmas, nearly ten years ago now.  He had it hung up in his room, and when we moved, I was happy to see that he put it back up on his wall.  I really like the way its eyes and tail move back and forth, but it’s not the most accurate time piece.  This one is battery operated, but I think the original Kit-Cat Klock was electric.

When my son went to college, the clock remained here, even though I suggested taking it as a memento of home.  I removed the battery and put it with his things that I’m keeping in case he wants it in the future, which I realize isn’t likely, but you never know.  If he ever has kids they might enjoy stuff that was once their Dad’s, or at least having a physical connection from the past to the present.

I was cleaning the other day and saw the clock and decided to dust it off, put a battery in, and stick it up on the wall.  I forgot how much pleasure I take in simple things, and I’m so glad I decided to claim it, and went through the trouble to put it up.

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© seekingsearchingmeaning (aka Hermionejh) and Life On Earth’s Blog, 2010 – infinity.

The Festival Day Of Lughnasadh (Or Lammas) Today

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Not only am I transitioning from vacation back to my typical life, but today is the internationally agreed upon day for Lughnasadh, or the First Harvest Festival.  The ancient Celts would most likely be celebrating after sunset on August 13th this year, being this month’s full moon.

I found a fairly short piece about Lughnasadh at: http://www.druidry.org/obod/festivals/lughnasadh.html

I am very affected by the change of seasons, especially to the loss of light, so while this is a celebratory time for the fruits of the harvest and sustenance through the long winter ahead, it is also a period of mourning the shortened daylight hours.  Thankfully, there is much work to do and a lot of energy to put toward the tasks ahead.

May you have a plentiful harvest in all ways.

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© seekingsearchingmeaning (aka Hermionejh) and Life On Earth’s Blog, 2010 – infinity.