The Reindeer and The Hare
Posted by C Scheftic on 2014/12/22
This post about The Reindeer and The Hare is a quick, semi-apologetic variation on the theme of The Tortoise and The Hare. (And, if WordPress puts a big gap between this and the next bit, all I can say is that I’m seeing it at times too and, despite everything I know about web pages, it’s a puzzle to me too…)
The Hare represents me trying to write a piece for the Blog-Hippity-Hop that Kim Paige invited me to join. I don’t have a hare photo to use to represent myself here, so how about the top one to the right, showing the very first piece I ever made using metal clay / powder metallurgy techniques, in a lentil-bead workshop.
I strung it with lovely cracked-crystal beads that I’d been saving for something special. ‘Twas made in a workshop offered one autumn years ago, and I thought the beads would also be a great lead-in to the wintry holiday season that was almost upon us. I wore it just about everywhere the rest of that year!
I do have a very specific Reindeer, along with Santa, to represent the entire Holiday season that is in full swing, again, right now. You can see them in this other photo, taken along Carmel Valley Road one Christmas Eve ages ago it seems, back during the first year I lived in Monterey, and worked in Pacific Grove, California. (They appeared along that 10 mile stretch every Christmas Eve I was out there and stayed up for, I forget exactly how long, but at least thru the New Year, and maybe even the full Twelve Days of Christmas. I wonder if they still show up: if you know for sure, please leave a comment about them!)
Note that the crossing-signs are meant to warn drivers, Santas, or hares to avoid collisions. And this little hare, your author here, is in red lights flashing brighter than Rudolph’s nose warning-mode right now: with blogging and seasonal overload on a major collision course.
In the meantime, best wishes to you for your holiday-season, for any and all holidays you are celebrating at this time of year!