Saturday, October 22, 2011

An Old Song...




I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. I miss my Mom and I wanted to go visit her next weekend (It’s a five hour drive to her house) but I could not get anyone to take my shift at the hospital so I can’t go. Bummer. Mom and I became much closer after I finished my teenage years, and I have realized what a jerk of a teenage daughter I was then, but she always freely gave me her love and cared for me in spite of my brattiness. Thanks Mom!!! As a child she would occasionally sing a song to me as a lullaby and I remember feeling very comforted when she did it. Once we were sitting in the car in the early evening, waiting for who knows what, but she stroked my hair and sang this song to me. I have always remembered those tender moments with my Mom. I found out recently this was a hit in the 40’s! Perry Como did it, also Dean Martin, and a few other artists of the era. I found a rendition on You Tube to share with you…..Here’s the song:

The Alphabet Lullaby

A- You’re adorable
B -you’re so beautiful
C -you’re the cutest thing I know
D -you’re a darling and
E -you’re exciting and
F -you’re the fairest in the world.
G -you look good to me
H -you’re so heavenly
 I -you’re the one I idolize
J -we’re like Jack and Jill
K -you’re so kissable
L -is the love light in you’re eyes
M, N, O, P, I could go on all day…..
Q, R, S, T, Alphabetically speaking, you’re O.K.
U-   make my life complete
V-   means you’re very sweet
W, X, Y, Z,
Its fun to wander through, the alphabet with you
To tell you what you mean to me. 



Monday, October 3, 2011

The Feather of Ma'at


Has your soul been weighed in the balance and found wanting???

   

Ma’at, the Lady of Truth, a goddess of the ancient Egyptians. She was charged with bringing order to the chaotic universe and maintaining it. Her symbol, the feather, stands for the lightness of truth, justice, balance, and the law. The ancient Egyptians believed that the soul resided in the heart. When someone arrived in the underworld their soul (heart) was weighed against the Feather of Ma’at to see if they were worthy. One’s life is judged in the “moment of truth” when the heart of the dead is weighed for sincerity.



In the Bible, you can also read of the account of the writing in the wall when Daniel is asked to explain the words about the fate of Babylon to Belshazzar.

“Mene Mene Tekel Uparsin” Thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting. (Old Testament of the bible; Daniel 5:27)


“Life is given to the peaceful and death is given to the criminal.” (From the Shabaka Stone.)

“Life is a means of education and a beneficial trial.” (From the Cabalah.)

“Our life is a time of probation.” (Nephi, from the Book of Mormon.)

See also pseudeigraphic/apocalyptic literature- Testament of Abraham 12-13 speaking about judgment and weighing of the soul.