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Monday, November 15, 2010

Feeling a little calmer now

Lynettea let me put this picture on my blog, as she was concerned that I didn't believe her reasons for having to send me to the cat hotel. It is a picture of her beside the statue of Basho (revered ancient Haiku poet) in Tokyo. I am not sure why she is smiling when I am not there. It was all climbing up stairs to get to this place. No wonder she got tired.
In the small street below this place dedicated to Basho there was a 'fox shrine'. You can see the fox in the photo if you look hard. Its face is near the central column in the photo just above the grass blade. (the fox shrines are important to farmers as the fox is considered the messenger of Inari the kami of rice. Maybe foxes protect the crop?
The next picture is of Asakusa Shrine, a very famous shrine in Tokyo. A Japanese couple offered very kindly to take Lynettea's photo. After they took it she couldn't see anyone else in her party and spent some time wandering round feeling nervous before she located them. (If I had been there this would not have happened, as I am exceptionally alert and would not have got lost).
Then she went up the stairs of the shrine you can see and managed to get her fortune forecast. It was a most fortunate fortune, telling her she that her worries and troubles are almost over and her hopes and desires 'come true'. I hope this does not go to her head. Of course she is very lucky that she has me ...
Some of the party who were given papers with bad fortunes on them were told to tie them to a tree so the bad luck would be blown away.
I am feeling a bit more rested now after my stressful 'holiday'.


The Whiskeratti said...

We're glad you are feeling better, Diamond. And our the Mom really liked those pics, too.

Cheri said...

Our mom would love to see the Basho statue! Looks like your mom had a lovely time. Don't be too hard on her for leaving you!

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Keisha said...

O hai! I like ur Mom's pikshers. I sorry u were scaired when she was gone. I hope u get lots of snuggles now that she's home. :)

Karen Jo said...

Your Mom's pictures are beautiful. I love the fox shrine. I hope you can come to my Gotcha Day party, going on now.


meowmeowmans said...

So glad to hear you are feeling calmer, Diamond. The pictures are really nice. Since you write such beautiful haiku, it seems quite appropriate that Lynettea vivited the statue of Basho. Surely she thought of you while she was there.

I've been to Asakusa Shrine ... it is truly an amazing sight.

AttieCattie said...

i still can not believes she wented away wifout you.

Huffle Mawson said...

I have just found out that my parents are going to Indonesia for two weeks in December. I hope they don't put me in a hotel!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Poor sweetie! No no no, that Human should not be smiling at all ever, unless she is right there with you!