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There's a weathervane perched on the tip of the steeple of the Congregational Church in town--I thought at first it was a skeletal fish, but maybe it's just a decorative arrow.... but maybe it is a fish, swimming in the sky ocean.

The birds are not sea birds. Maybe they perch on the fish-arrow the way savannah birds perch on elephants. Maybe they just like the view. So high. Now that I know they cluster there, I look for them every time I pass the church.

And here's a photo of a reflection of the setting sun. It's actually a reflection of a reflection. If you look at this blog post through a mirror, you'll have added some extra layers.

I had some actual words-y content-y sorts of things to share, but pictures are good too. The other stuff comes and goes, and there's always something new. Oh, hey, but one other thing: at the laundromat the other day, I saw a woman, helped by her little son, empty the dollar changer of dollars and put in a whole tubful of quarters--presumably ones taken out of the washers and driers. What a happy closed system. There was a dollar jammed up, which they couldn't get out, and the mom said, "leave it for the spirits of the change machine." A cool thing for her to say. The boy was bumming about it, a little, but a torn dollar bill is no good, in any case.

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Nov. 30th, 2015 12:58 am (UTC)
What a cool weather vane!

I love the double reflected sunset. So beautiful.

Was the dollar jammed up inside? Or where it would keep people from putting their dollars in for change?
Nov. 30th, 2015 01:09 am (UTC)
I didn't see exactly how it was jammed--it wasn't interfering with people using the machine, though (I'd used it earlier).
Nov. 30th, 2015 01:10 am (UTC)
That is SO COOL that the woman said that about the spirit of the change machine!
Nov. 30th, 2015 01:12 am (UTC)
Right?! People are pretty magical all over the place, it turns out.
Nov. 30th, 2015 03:09 am (UTC)
I can't disagree with that statement.
Nov. 30th, 2015 02:19 am (UTC)
That is a cool thing for her to say! I love it.

They were filling/emptying the change machine last time I was at the laundromat, too. I was thinking the same thing, about the quarters from the washers returning to the change machine. Except mine came from the bank; I had bought a roll of them. Adding new quarters to change things up, so to speak. ;)
Nov. 30th, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
To change things up, LOL, yes ;-) A little fresh silver into the flow!

I guess they must have to empty/refill the machines fairly often, come to think of it!
Nov. 30th, 2015 02:30 am (UTC)
Love these magical images.
Nov. 30th, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
So glad!
Nov. 30th, 2015 05:10 am (UTC)
Reflections of reflections of an image of a star.
Nov. 30th, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
Yes! Our dear, near star.
Nov. 30th, 2015 06:27 am (UTC)
Layers of magic!
Nov. 30th, 2015 02:14 pm (UTC)
striations of it. magical sediment.
Nov. 30th, 2015 08:53 am (UTC)
Looks like those birds are happy to go with the flow in the sky ocean.. I wonder if that's actually mean to be a bird in flight at the very end.
Nov. 30th, 2015 02:15 pm (UTC)
It does look sort of like a bird! Now I want to look at fish tails and see how much they resemble bird wings.
Nov. 30th, 2015 12:04 pm (UTC)
And don't turn on a faucet

Clear defiance of divine will there: "And God said, `Let the waters under heaven be gathered to one place, and let the dry ground appear.' And it was so. And God called the dry ground `earth, and he called the collection of the waters `seas.' And God saw that it was good."
Nov. 30th, 2015 02:18 pm (UTC)
Re: And don't turn on a faucet
The waters under heaven, right? But these are surely the heavenly waters!
Nov. 30th, 2015 03:28 pm (UTC)
I suppose the air *will* drift up and mix with those. :D
Nov. 30th, 2015 03:32 pm (UTC)
The complicated intercourse of water and air!
Nov. 30th, 2015 01:33 pm (UTC)
weather vanes and church steeples
When I was in religious life I had mainly irish vocation/novice masters. I remember one pointing out the way you could tell the difference between a Roman Catholic church and a place of worship for the separated brethren (ie the English) was that they had weather vanes on the top of their steeples and we had a cross. And the weather vane was usually in the form of a cockrell. I have googled so now I have more wisdom on this subject than was ever in the great library of Alexandria apparently it's not that simple. The other simple teaching I was given on how to conduct oneself when in a place of worship of those who cast out demons in His name but are not with us, and it works suprisingly well is to do the opposite of whatever everyone else was doing. So if the pastor asks people to pray and you notice everyone kneels stand up. If they stand up kneel though sometimes people would sit down so it was either kneel or sit down depending on how catholic you were feeling at the time. And the google says Pope somebody in the 9th century and it came to pass issued a decree upon all churches in Oeconomy of the Faithful stating that they had to place a weather vane on their steeples in the form of a cockerell because of the warning given to St Peter the first of his ilk. In which case the reason Roman Catholic Churches in England have gone for Crosses is because the other ones all have weather vanes. A fish though I would have liked as a symbol and google I am sure will assist those not familiar with ancient greek. I have a date at the Church of Ireland next Sunday. They don't object to Caruthers so long as I don't bring him up to commune and he stays on the old carpet provided. But they meet only once a month for a service. I have no idea if the friends of the truth have a meeting house in ireland and there's never a buddhist ashram nearby if you need one. It's a fish if you say it's a fish. So I say it's a fish.
Nov. 30th, 2015 02:19 pm (UTC)
Re: weather vanes and church steeples
Yay--between the two of us we have settled on its piscine nature.
Dec. 2nd, 2015 01:56 am (UTC)
I love the reflection of the sun. I travel east home and often encounter the sunset on buildings as I head home.
Dec. 2nd, 2015 03:15 am (UTC)
There's a special magic to seeing things in reflection. It's like looking into an alternate universe.
Dec. 2nd, 2015 10:03 am (UTC)
The reflective picture is amazing.

Dec. 2nd, 2015 12:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was wonderful in real life, and it's a time when a photo pretty much captures the effect.
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