Thursday, 22 November 2012
Funerals, cats and flying kites
Today has been a funny old day as we had to go to a funeral this morning of a family friend, funerals are not nice things really, but strangely you often get to meet people you have not met for ages, which happened today. It was in Montgomery church which is a really nice church even though I am not a churchy person, but it has some nice carvings and fancy bits in it that many small town churches do not have but then a very very long time ago Monty church was more important than it is now, as Montgomery was the County town until the railway, roads, cattle markets, shops and everything else sort of bypassed it completely and even the county does not exist any longer. I think this maybe be to do with yesterdays discussion of networks, you see Montgomery is physically just sort of in the wrong place to be a good network hub and even Montgomeryshire was regarded as surplus to the administrate requirements of modern life.
We will be going to another Funeral tomorrow in the Chapel in
so that will be a strange too, It has been an odd week really because I know of
two other people known to members of the family who have died in the last week.
But it is easy to forget that in the context of time as in all of time, all of
us are but the blink of an eye lid so I am trying to find out whose eyelid it
is and plan to prop their eyes open with match sticks. The only real redeeming feature of this is
that all those world leaders, power mad corporate capitalists and the like are
no more that a blink of an eyelid along with the rest of us, we are all the same
in the end. Montgomery
In other news the weather has been terrible here today, I mean really terrible, we have had very high winds and the car was bounced about as we headed home after the funeral. Then once at home the winds got even worse and the roof was creaking and groaning and the rain got even heavier and it was dark by about 3pm luckily the roof did stay on the house and all is well as the worst has now passed.
The dog tells me it was probably one of the windiest days we have had in the last year we have lived here, and that even a small stunt kite (stunt kitty AHAHAHH HAH ahaha hahahhah haha hah) easily lifted two overweight cats several hundred metres into the air with no effort at all. That may explain why the cats are rather wet and refuse to go outside now, and have attacked several thin bamboo canes, a table cloth and a fishing line which dad had put by to make an Armadillo lamp shade as a surprise present for someone. . . . . Luckily not me PHEW.
I think Mr H's link from his comment is also just the thing to show us all our place in the great big world