Saturday, January 4, 2014
An Excellent Fortune at the Kin Temple Today
This afternoon the skies were looking good over my neighborhood.
With one camera, a tripod and wide angle lens, I decided to go shooting.
The temple wasn't overly busy so, after a few clicks of the shutter, up the stairs, I went.
The good thing about being a cameraman is you get time to stand back and observe.
There are different sects of Buddhism and sometimes you may be at a Shinto shrine.
With as many places as I go, things can get confusing.
Now, I don't want to make a fool of myself at somebody's house of worship.
So, I get myself a refresher course before I go up there.
That's what I do. Next, I just pretend I am one of them.
At the top of the stairs, I bowed and looked like I was praying and tossed a coin.
Then, reached in a box and pulled out my fortune.
It's right here, in my office and, I'll quote some of it to you:
"Given time, the cherryblossoms on the hillside, which seemed to have been withered, begin to
bloom and smell sweet."
"Your Fortune: Excellent
In the beginning your fortune is not good like a cold winter, but later it is getting better and better like spring comes."
It goes on about advising me on certain areas of my life.
Wishes: Will be fulfilled later
Expected Visitor: He or she is sure to come, even if late
Business: Take your time
Study: All right. Continue studying
Game and match: Depend on your partner or team mates
Illness: Don't worry. Be faithful
Love: Be faithful to your lover
Missing Thing: It will fall into other hands
Travel: Little profit. Something bad may happen on your way home
Speculation: The market is fluctuating now. It's time to wait
Childbirth: Keep regular hours
Marriage proposal: At first it seems not to go well, but later it will be settled
END OF QUOTES
Now, I'm pretty satisfied with the fortune I threw my coin in there for and, I
usually don't go around poking fun at any governments or religions.
But, I just have to say something about that Crazy Stuff.
Maybe some sensors, in those steps, need to be adjusted, for the fortune telling.
For sure, I thought, I did everything according to the book.
Darned if I can figure out what went wrong.
Do you think, I waddled up the stairs like some kind of pregnant, unwed mother ?