Friday, September 12, 2008

Non PF-Related Post - Hoping The Best Re: Ike

A fellow blogger will be dealing with Hurricane Ike very soon. I am hoping and praying for the best for Penny and all of the residents of Houston.

I created this post on 8/30 with respect to Hurricane Gustav, but I am repeating it again here in hopes that Ike won't be destructive.

(Illustration courtesy of Yara's Photostream.)

Teru teru bōzu (Japanese: てるてる坊主; "shiny-shiny Buddhist priest") is a little traditional hand-made doll made of white paper or cloth that Japanese farmers began hanging outside of their window by a string. This amulet is supposed to have magical powers to bring good weather and to stop or prevent a rainy day. "Teru" is a Japanese verb which describes sunshine, and a "bōzu" is a Buddhist monk (compare the word bonze), or in modern slang, "bald-headed." Source: Wikipedia.)


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry it has taken me this long to respond to this post! You are so kind for worrying about Houston and its inhabitants. Luckily the damage here wasn't too too bad.