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[Error: unknown template qotd]The Indian native philosophy is that eclipses are harbingers of bad portents; that they are dark omens. The Eclipse has long been my 'family' sigil as well; Brian and Jeanette Healy of Eclipsos Armory being otherwise parents to me and our kin; the wild fantastical children of Sullivan and Orange Counties.  i kind of had cognizance of Eclipses before 5th grade, but that was the first rememberance i have of going outside to actually view a partial one.  It was definitely awesome.  I guess i see these as celestial events that don't have much significance to many people, but for those who perform rituals or try to draw on the energy surrounding an event to help boost their prayers or the effectiveness psychologically; that these are great times to try to plan around, since we can use math to determine when they would occur.  I suppose it must have been very hard before science and technology; since these kinds of events were steeped in religious superstition-- people must have been terrified that God or the gods and goddesses that be- was/were angry with them and or warning them to behave; and especially so when those who could calculate them used them to hold sway over those who accepted things on blind, illiterate faith. 

Still, eclipses have a magical effect on my moods and thoughts-  somewhere deep in my psyche the superstitions of thousands of years of ancestry cause me to feel a deep sense of connection to the workings of the world and sometimes durring events i feel like i am out of my own body, kind of floating a step or two behind myself; my perception seems more like i am piloting this body than actually tied to it; but of course, with my philosophies on the soul and reincarnation- that is no surprise. 

i wonder someday if there will be a signal before the world ends, and if that signal might include in some warped way an eclipse (There are two solar in 2012; one on May 20th and one on November 13th, just for those of the Mayan prophecy- there are also two Lunar; June 4th and November 28th) 

in other news;
i burnt my popcorn something fierce at work while trying to learn how to start the stitches for my little Cthulhu project.  I was sort of looking forward to the popcorn so i am fairly bummed- however [ profile] arwengalen got me started on the round and i am really psyched that i seem to have gotten it.  my instructions are to work the pattern down to the next complicated part and we'll pick this up tomorrow.  *Squee*  Little Orange Cthulhu.  ^_^  He'll probably be monstrous.  

We also got notice of our raise amounts today from the VP; it's a little more than what i expected but not as high as my percentage last year before it was cut in half.  So it is sort of like a win situation. I managed to get exactly what i was hoping they would round me up to- and this year that little bit extra will cover most of the money lost in the unpaid time i had to request.  So i guess that balance is good. 

i am kind of feeling tumultuos today; i knocked out a project here at work with alacrity but i am behind on another and of course the afternoon distracts me.  Just two more hours--

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