there are questions as to what would cure this malaise. hm. well, either way, there needs to be some serious biking and serious Doolittling before i stop at the library and, quite possibly, strangle some children. just sayin.
Falling in love is easy enough. It’s caring for and maintaining all of the needs and complexities of a relationship that gets rough. Single and betrothed Bulls alike should spend some time looking at your relationship patterns and the common triggers that make things crumble. Check in with the evenness of your approach to caretaking your loved ones and your self (psychic dream!)
In Salman Rushdie’s story “The Prophet’s Hair,” a greedy man intentionally cripples his four sons when they’re young, hoping to turn them into beggars who elicit profound sympathy and large cash donations. The plan is successful. His sons earn him a good income. Later, however, he comes into possession of a potent talisman — a strand of hair from the prophet Mohammed — and it magically heals the sons’ ailments. They’re no longer able to pull in big bucks, and grief descends upon the family. I bring this to your attention, Taurus, because I think there’s a variation on these themes at work in your own life. A “magic charm” is available that could reverse or at least neutralize an old handicap. Do you have the pluck to surrender the questionable rewards that your impairment has brought you? (free will astrology)
Flexibility is the key to handling any potential conflict over how to prioritize issues of safety and security. Make every effort to honor your needs, but be aware everyone else is wrestling with the same theme (aquarium age).
“Sometimes you’re quiet and sometimes I’m quiet, Hallelujah! Sometimes I’m talkative and sometimes you’re not talkative, I know… Sometimes you hear me when others they can’t hear me. Hallelujah! Sometimes I’m naked and thank god sometimes you’re naked. Well, hello.”
This song always makes me happy. Its frantic pace also reminds me of water slides.
this is on the LA CD that got stolen from Franny’s car, but originally was on, “its never about breakfast” from a mr. alex/caitlin. this week is Lollapalooza in this fair city and i’m not spending 300 bucks to see TOOL. i would, however, see this band, and neko case, and band of horses, and LOU FUCKING REED, and the decemberists and yeah yeah yeahs. but alas, it is not meant to be.
“From the time she is very young, all Plum wants is this: to be loved for who she is with complete and awesome devotion. She tries to dress herself the way she feels inside so that the love of her life will recognize her easily.”—"Milagro", by Francesca Lia Block
“It is way less exciting to buy booze when you are A) not in the ‘hood, B) 22, and C) there is no adventure to the liquor store behind campus, primping your chest and tweaking your voice.”—Me, to Carlos, re: the lack of Mills Liquor as a post-graduate.
“At undergraduate cocktail parties, people say, ”Oh, you write? What do you write about?”
Your roommate, who has consumed too much wine, too little cheese and no crackers at all,
blurts: ”Oh, my god, she always writes about her dumb boyfriend.”
Later on in life you will learn that writers are merely open, helpless texts with no real
understanding of what they have written and therefore must half-believe anything and
everything that is said of them. You, however, have not yet reached this stage of literary
criticism. You stiffen and say, ”I do not,” the same way you said it when someone in the fourth
grade accused you of really liking oboe lessons and your parents really weren’t just making you
Insist you are not very interested in any one subject at all, that you are interested in the music
of language, that you are interested in - in - syllables, because they are the atoms of poetry,
the cells of the mind, the breath of the soul. Begin to feel woozy. Stare into your plastic wine
”Syllables?” you will hear someone ask, voice trailing off, as they glide slowly toward the
reassuring white of the dip.”—Moore, Lorrie. “How to Become A Writer.” Self-Help. 1985. (via unquietbrain)