Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A Cup Is An Unstruck Bell


I'd like to step back a moment and ask you how many bells you hear in a day. I mean real bells, jingle bells, church bells, Liberty bells, sleigh bells, service bells, bell boys, etc... There once was a time when we had tons of these but we've slowly went the way of electronic ringers, buzzers, ringtones and beeps. The only time I hear them often are during the holidays with the Salvation Army bell ringers. I don't know what happened but it really made me wonder...

One common thread you find in almost every culture are the appearance of angels. Sure, a few might say they are little cherubs, ghosts and others may say they look like Michael Landon but the fact that there is an overwhelming borderless belief in one thing is rather intriguing. I've just been wondering if less of them are getting their wings now.

11 comments:

David Amulet said...

Funny timing -- I heard bells on a porch today, recorded bells on the radio, and those Salvation Army bells at the store. I certainly didn't see any angels -- but I did just post about angels last night. Coincidence?

-- david

Teri said...

Very good point, as you bring up another subject I haven't thought about before. I usually do not hear bells, maybe it is a Vegas thing? I could make a joke about a bellman, but I won't ;)

Queen of Ass said...

Maybe God updated technology too?

Fred said...

I hear a bell every 50 minutes during the day.

Matt said...

Every time a buzzer sounds an angel gets annoyed.

Bar Bar A said...

What an interesting observation! I am going to listen for bells.

Now, if all angels looked like Michael Landon - wow! That would be a good thing :)

RT said...

Honestly? I'm glad for the lack bells. They wrack my nerves!

Must be the caffeine...

Jenn said...

Wow, that last sentence was pretty intense. That one will leave me thinking...

I miss that freaking movie with Michael Landon! I cried SO many times. My mind is shot as of the late, what was it called?

An80sNut said...

I Was A Teenage Werewolf? You have a thing for the hairy guys, Jenn?

LoraLoo said...

Since I first read this I've been paying attention to bells. You're right, there aren't a lot of them out there anymore. Yesterday someone was carrying sleigh bells up the stairs in the office building, I forgot how much I like that sound.

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