Friday, March 28, 2008

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I found this wonderful Birman cat at the local animal shelter. She hid for months, but finally learned to trust and is now my companion and great friend.

The Birman cat is believed to have originated in Burma, where it was considered sacred, the companion cat of the Kittah priests. There is a legend as to how the Birmans developed the colors they are today: “Originally, the guardians of the Temple of LaoTsun were yellow-eyed white cats with long hair. The golden goddess of the temple, Tsun-Kyan-Kse, had deep blue eyes. The head priest, Mun-Ha, had as his companion a beautiful cat named Sinh. One day the temple was attacked and Mun-Ha was killed. At the moment of his death, Sinh placed his feet on his master and faced the goddess. The cat’s white fur took on a golden cast, his eyes turned as blue as the eyes of the goddess, and his face, legs and tail became the color of earth. However, his paws, where they touched the priest, remained white as a symbol of purity. All the other temple cats became similarly colored. Seven days later, Sinh died, taking the soul of Mun-Ha to paradise.”

The modern history of the Birman is almost as shrouded in mystery as its legendary origin. What is known for certain is that, probably around 1919, a pair of Birman cats were clandestinely shipped from Burma to France. The male cat did not survive the arduous conditions of the long voyage, but the female, Sita, did survive, and happily, was pregnant.

I Love Barack Obama

Am reading Dreams of my Father - a must read for all Americans who read, however small the number. It is so honest and deep and inspiring. Also, could we give the Reverend Wright drama a rest (he actually made some good points), and talk about important things like how to exit Iraq, stop the torture and the madness, and perhaps be a bit more loving and compassionate to each other. Barack has pretty much managed to stay on the high road in spite of Hillary's rabid attacks. My 28 year old son actually used him as an example when we were fighting. He said - think about Barack Obama, how he stays calm when Hillary is attacking him - from the mouth of babes!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Organic Indian Fundraising Dinner

Vaju is saying prayers before our fund raising dinner - all proceeds have gone to raise money to bring Amma to Iowa this summer. It was successful and very fun. We served over 90 people!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Shadow on the Olgas by Maggie Lawrence

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Lady Ophelia Austen Featherbrew - Now a Movie Star!

My Dear Lady Betsy,
I am most excited to tell you that I have become a move star! I am now featured on that You tube thingey. I did change my name slightly. I thought I should have a nom de plume.
If you click here
You can go to the spot where you will find yours truly in a little film called 'PROPER TEA'.
I would be most happy for you to put this on that BLOG thingey you have. And talking of that, would you mind, Dear lady, sending me the link to that as I seem to have misplaced it.
Also I took the liberty of mentioning you too on Youtube. So my dear we will be famous soon. Make sure you tell your friends to watch it too and keep that link somewhere handy. It will always find me on Youtube.
I do hope this finds you well and drinking plenty of tea.
Your excited Movie Star friend.
Lady O.