Everyone has a song. Over the years, my tunes have changed, and what I wanted for an entrance song, then, and now? Changed a lot. When I was younger, I never thought about it. I’ve heard this referred to as a baseball player’s “walk-on” song. I was thinking more long the lines of the wrestling shows, and the kind of song that would blare, as I emerged from a tunnel, about to battle with, well, whatever that stuff is. Never did follow wrestling too closely. This isn’t about wrestling, or any other sport, though. This is about themes songs and pageantry. [continue reading…]
There are copious examples of this in modern life. A blog that became a movie that became a best-selling book.
A twitter handle that became a collection of quotes in a book that became a TV show.
Just about any channel in the world of the electronic media can become a sensation, the trick is the hook, and the hook relies on old-fashioned story-telling.
One author I read because of the insane plot lines. Another author I read is for the story itself. Yet another example is an author I read for vivid description. All depends.
Pause, in the middle of the Pisces birthday time, and think about the last article, serial, book, or even web-inner-tube show, and ask yourself, “Pisces dear, what was the hook?” I used to watch this one fishing show because the guy was comical in his delivery, damn near manic. I watched for his Piscespersonality as much as I watched for anything else. Tips, techniques, tackle, sure but he made it fun.
Before we start our own Pisces show, though, we must investigate the hook. What is the magic that keeps us coming back?
Change doesn’t hurt near as much as resisting to change. Simple observation. Simple observation made plain by Saturn in Capricorn, which causes consternation within the Aries psyche. “But I like this,” or “it’s the way it’s always been!” Both sound arguments, but the lack of change? The resistance to the change? [continue reading…]
The environment I’m immediately familiar with is what I can talk about. Most of my recent fishing is gulf coast, really, just the Texas Gulf Coast areas. As I was digging up a metaphor for Pisces, I realized I fished Rocky Mountains for trout, many lakes in Texas for Bass, and the aforementioned tidal flats of the Texas coast. The skills, though, are easily transferable. The mountain streams are fly fishing, the bass require some heavy-duty lightweight gear, and the coast requires salt water equipment. Skill sets are transferable. The opening quote refers to madness, and there is a kind of madness loose in Pisces.
That can be handled with transferable skill sets. Like my fishing experience, and the lakes, as well as the bays, while different gear and different techniques, they still involve putting something with a hook in it, bait, in front of fish. Different kinds of fish, but the techniques and tactics are eerily similar. One buddy — fishes both lakes and gulf bays — calls the fish “bass” and “spot-tail bass.” To me, in my mind, it’s “Black Bass,” and “Red (Drum),” but the terms, notice the similarity? The fish are actually from different species, the only defining similarity is that they are both “fish.”
Stop. This isn’t about fish, or species, or even fishing techniques. This is about getting around the Mercury —infused— problems. Transferable skill sets, similar skills, maybe slightly different in actual execution, but still, the easiest way to catch that fish? Bait, hook, line? Then put that bait right in front of the fish.
Bumper sticker wisdom is useful at times like these. There’s a little voice in the back the Aries head, pushing for improvement. A little reminder of some kind, like one of the old school daily reminder calendars, about continuing to trudge forward in the face of insurmountable opposition. There’s some sappy, inspirational quote that goads you forward. All I ever wanted was what’s best for Aries. You know that, right? [continue reading…]