Monday, March 5, 2012

Ode to an Egyptian Cat

Beloved Bastet, mistress of happiness and bounty, twin of the Sun God,
slay the evil that afflicts our minds as you slay the serpent Apep.
With your graceful stealth anticipate the moves of all who perpetrate cruelties and stay their hands against the children of light.
Grant us the joy of song and dance, and ever watch over us in the lonely places in which we must walk.
Ancient Egyptian Prayer to the Goddess Bastet

Sitting on the balcony with my afternoon espresso, I miss Cat; but I know she is being adored with head rubs and Temptations treats (and, I suspect, some blood sacrifices too -- ouch!) so she is content where she is.

I woke up to a beautiful view of the sacred mountain lit with the rays of the sunrise which make Hatshepsut's funerary temple stand out against the rugged landscape.

Today marked the first time that I saw more than one or two balloons aloft. More than a few had already sailed by before I caught this photo through our tinted windows that accentuate the colours of the morning. A million dollar view right from my desk.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Is that REALLY the prayer to Bastet?? . . . spooky . . .