"Quickly," the Temple Guardian said as the whole temple started to shake, "you must leave now, I have to enter the obelisk also."
"And is everything going to be okay?" he asked, barely keeping the tremble out of his own voice.
"That was the last Djinn left here on this plane, so all is well; I will go through the obelisk to the other side, and this temple will become what your archaeologists will believe is an ancient worship site that was abandoned thousands of years ago, leaving no trace of the Djinn or their magic here."
"There will be no trace of any magic the Djinn worked in this world?" he whispered, a horrible sinking feeling in the pit of his stomach.
"There will be no trace in this temple, but every year when you find that perfect Christmas tree growing on your property, you will know that the wishes already granted last even after the Djinn is gone."
"Thank you," he said; the Temple Guardian smiled and shoved him into the corridor where he'd come in, and he turned to go home.
Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World. Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit others to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.
|Bamboo growing next to the fence may look nice.|
|But it can really damage the fence.|
Blow Bubbles for Your Cat Day -- internet generated entertainment urged for human and feline like
Cormorant Fishing Festival -- Nagara River, Gifu, Japan (traditional fishing with trained cormorants is celebrated nightly under the light of blazing torches through mid-October)
Eat What You Want Day -- since none of the "experts" can totally agree on what's good and what isn't, today, ignore them all! sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Founded -- Fairy Calendar
Full Flower Moon / Corn Planting Moon / Milk Moon
Buddha Day/Vesak/Waisak -- Bhuddist's Buddha Day; date varies with many celebrating tomorrow, and some areas already started the celebrations yesterday; sometimes called "Buddha's Birthday"
Heavenly Sage Bao Sheng’s Birthday -- Taoism
Kasone Full Moon -- Myanmar
Vesak Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
Waisak/Vesak Festival -- Borobudur Temple, Java, Indonesia (on the day of the full moon, a stunning and spiritual celebration of Buddha's birthday)
Holiday of the City of Miskolc -- Miskolc, Hungary
Hostess Cupcake Day -- the Hostess Cupcake, the first commercially produced cupcake, went on sale on this day in 1919
Lailat al-Bara'ah (Shab Barat) -- Islam (Night of Forgiveness, a preparation for Ramadan; begins at sunset, local custom dates may vary)
Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (second day)
Lokadagur -- Iceland (Final Day, festival to mark the end of the fishing season in the south-west of the country)
Mom's Nite Out -- lets give mom a nite to herself with her friends!
National Mocha Torte Day
National Technology Day -- India
Nisga'a Day -- Nisga'a (one of the First Nations of Canada [ effective date of treaty])
Root Canal Appreciation Day -- Dr. Chris Kammer, the 'rock and roll dentist', declared this day back in 2005 because he said the much maligned proceedure saves millions of teeth a year and needs an image make over
St. Gengulf's Day (Patron of knights, separated spouses, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness; against unhappy marriages)
St. Mamertus' Day (first of the Ice Saints, whose days are supposed to herald the last frost)
Tubeless Tire Day -- B. F. Goodrich Company announced the development of a tubeless tire on this day in 1947
Twilight Zone Day -- no, it didn't premier on this day, nor was Rod Serling born or died on this day; it's today on the internet for no particular reason except that someone decided to celebrate it today
Witching Day -- Isle of Man (Mayday Eve based on the OS calendar, be careful of the spirits today)
Sammy Davis, Jr., marries Altovise Gore, 1970
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927
Glacier National Park established, MT, US, 1910
Minnesota becomes the 32nd US state, 1858
Corey Monteith, 1982
Jonathan Jackson, 1982
Natasha Richardson, 1963
Boyd Gaines, 1953
Robert Jarvik, 1946
Mort Sahl, 1927
Bernard Fox, 1927
Foster Brooks, 1912
Phil Silvers, 1911
Salvador Dali, 1904
Martha Graham, 1894
Irving Berlin, 1888
Charles Warren Fairbanks, 1852
Chang and Eng Bunker, 1811
"Once Upon a Mattress"(Musical), 1959
Today in History:
Constantinople becomes the capital of the Roman Empire and is also called Nova Roma and Byzantium, 330
Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam, 1647
Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented European to sail into the Columbia River, 1792
The waltz is introduced into English ballrooms, and becomes popular in spite of being called "riotous and indecent," 1812
William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition westwards from Sydney, opening the interior of Australia for settlement, 1813
Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British, 1857
Luxembourg gains its independence, 1867
U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana, 1910
Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies, 1924
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927
Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time, 1949
Israel joins the United Nations, 1949
In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart-lung transplant takes place, 1987
In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions, 1995
IBM Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format, 1997
In Nepal, Sherpa Apa Sherpa achieves a new record by climbing Mount Everest for the 21st time, 2011