Monday, October 27, 2008

Gratitude Monday - 'Tis The Season

All Hallows Even will soon be up on us. Just a few more days until the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest.
Dig out the divination tools and set an extra place at the table Friday for guests from the Great Beyond. I've been observing Samhain for years and it has been wonderful.
I'm grateful for this chance to remember what the holiday really means and to know that even if it's for only one night of the year even the most skeptical of folk will at least try to get into the spirit.
I'm also grateful that this very thoughtful black kitty looked down on us from or shed recently to remind us of the sacred evening coming soon.

18 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

How did my cat get on the top of your shed?

(Looks a lot like The Moo, though a few pounds ago.)

So being a most skeptical type myself, I'll do my best to get in the spirit.

Leah J. Utas said...

Your cat has strange powers, Crabby. Strange, strange powers.

the Bag Lady said...

How kind of Crabby's cat to come and remind you of All Hallow's Eve!

Leah J. Utas said...

A truly thoughtful Moo, df Bag Lady.

Reb said...

What a beautiful reminder to get. I will be doing my best to celebrate too.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Reb. I'm sure you'll observe it in your own, unique way.

bunnygirl said...

That's a lovely black kitty!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

So glad you reminded me. Don't I have a veggie recipe from you that I was supposed to make for the autumn holiday last year but I missed the day and when i did make it everyone loved it. Lots of eggplant as I recall. I'll have to go through the recipe basket and dig it out.

Today I am grateful for your shepherding us to things we are not used to but that can give us great benefit.

Terrie

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Nightshade casserole!

You posted it October 18th 2007.

Everyone go look. It tastes as good as it looks.

Thanks again.

Terrie

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello Bunnygirl, yes that is a magnificent cat. I'm so pleased she chooses to visit.

dfTerrie, what a lovely and thoughtful way to put it.
I wondered how the Nightshade Casserole went over. I'm heartened to learn it was a success.
Oh, and thanks for reminding me of the date. I will either repost it or link to it one of these days.

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous little black cat! As a matter of fact, I have a gorgeous little black cat sitting on top of my computer right now. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

TL, you're lucky. I have to make do with the kitties who deign to visit our yard.

tokaiangel said...

Ooh that cat gave me chills! Piercing eyes!

I love Halloween too, and I'm fascinated by all the spiritual stuff. There may be some ghost story telling on Friday!

TA x

Hilary said...

Reading Terrie's comment reminded me of a recipe you posted just around this time last year (though I don't think it was with eggplant but could be wrong). I remember making it and sharing with hungry neighbours while their kids trick or treated around our street. I'll have to check your archives.. it was wonderful.

Great kitty shot.

Leah J. Utas said...

Ghost story telling! TA, I can't wait!

Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary, I'm pretty sure it was the Nightshade Casserole you mean. I'll re-post it soon.

Missicat said...

Cute kitty! Looks like she has a secret to share...

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh yes, Missicat. But I think all kitties do.