21) My urn, earn me a day of grace!

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When I was young, we used to have an urn placed in our lavatory filled up with water.  As bathroom and laundry is a combined usage area, it is common to have an urn in most households to hold water for daily usage.

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As water is as precious as dews and water supplies are not that efficient in those days, keeping an urn with water is good for emergency.  As dragon symbolizes benevolence, prosperity, longevity and renewal of life, I guess having a dragon urn is more than what we can ask for.

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While some believe putting some coins in the dragon water urn will bring prosperity and wishes come true.  Showering with the water can enhance your lucky spirits!  Well, to me it reminds me of the song “three coins in the fountain”.

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I don’t have such a big urn in my apartment now as my lavatory is too small to make room for the urn but I have got a similar mini urn, size of a flower pot.  It does not serve me with water but just sweet and culturistic memories.

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To me, keeping a piece of the sweet past ‘urn’ me a graceful day, what else do I ask for….?

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38 thoughts on “21) My urn, earn me a day of grace!

    Natalya said:
    January 17, 2013 at 2:45 am

    That’s beautiful, Sydney! Thanks for sharing with us 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 9:42 am

      You are welcome! 🙂

    keerthikasingaravel said:
    January 17, 2013 at 3:01 am

    What a way to get lucky with every bath!Loved the post.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 9:42 am

      You can try it, who knows it works! 🙂

    lilyboat said:
    January 17, 2013 at 3:46 am

    It looks timeless!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Yes, is timeless! Many usage for urn, it can used it for ash, tea leaf, plant and some even put a piece of glass on top and become a living room table.
      Isn’t amazing?

    ladysighs said:
    January 17, 2013 at 4:56 am

    What beautiful urns. I will be looking at dragons with different eyes now. I hope the little urn in your apartment has a big dragon on it and brings you much prosperity. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Before that I need to look for a bigger dream first! Haha1
      Thanks, you make my day!

    Cathy Ulrich said:
    January 17, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Love the tradition, Sydney. And the dragon is beautiful!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 9:52 am

      Thanks, Cathy! We both are art friends, though dragon is not existence but now is in you and me!
      🙂

    chris13jkt said:
    January 17, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Just remember that I also have a pot with a dragon relief. Following your example, I’ll start to put coin instead of flower there 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Haha! Put more, put more! A dragon boat will be yours!

    kelihasablog said:
    January 17, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I love dragons so think this is lovely! 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Thanks Keli! We have a lot of similarity! 🙂

    Angeline M said:
    January 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Love the info on the dragon. I’m going to look for an urn like this…and three coins.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Haha! You are richer than me!

    nightlake said:
    January 17, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    this was so very interesting..and the dragon symbolizes such positive traits..

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      If you happen to see this, just get one for yourself but make sure the dragon come in a pair, don’t let it swim alone! 🙂

        nightlake said:
        January 18, 2013 at 9:39 am

        okay:)

    domtakis said:
    January 17, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    “Through the ripples how they shine”
    Insightful post!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Wow! Are you compliment me? You are such a nice person! Cheers! 🙂

        domtakis said:
        January 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm

        Just using some lyrics from 3 coins in a fountain to comment on how insightful your blog is, I really enjoy it.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        January 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm

        Oic, Sorry for my ignorance!

    agroekonomija said:
    January 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Beautiful!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 19, 2013 at 2:11 am

      Thank you! Have a nice day! 🙂

    Leo said:
    January 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I love Dragons, I was born in the year of the Dragon

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      So you are my protector, thanks!

    adinparadise said:
    January 17, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Loved reading this. I have a beautiful dressing gown with a dragon embroidered on the back. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      It must be for special occasion like independent day? 🙂

    isabellart said:
    January 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    lovely !

    evilnymphstuff said:
    January 17, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    It’s a lovely tradition. I’d love to get one of these too!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 11:47 pm

      Then you’ll be rich! 🙂

    keiththegreen said:
    January 18, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Thanks for the decorating idea, the urn in the bathroom is something I remember from almost 50 years ago, so it will be reviving a tradition as well.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 18, 2013 at 9:15 am

      Yes, the amazing thing is urn crossing the ocean without stamping the passport!
      Have a great weekend, Keith! 🙂

    utesmile said:
    January 18, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I have got a very similar pot I got from Thailand and I like it, unfortunatley it is still at my mum’d house. 🙂 I could get it and put it in my bathroom….

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

      When I was young, I used to scoop the water for showering. The water is so cooling and refreshing, you may want to try it! Have a nice day! 🙂

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