One summer, I changed things up. The super-mega-big-box giant had a sale on flip-flops. Ninety-eight cents. $0.98. Perfect price, even with state sales tax? Just a little over a single dollar.
A perfect summer sandal, at a price even I can love. When did we become such a throwaway culture? For me, this was an experiment, and after a fashion, marginally successful. However, the cheap footwear, eventually I cycled through three or four pair. There were echoes from childhood as the “straps” would break free from their mooring, and the sandal was more flop than anything else. It was an experiment, for me, and one I’m less likely to repeat. Each pair eventually wound up in the trash, and that was only one summer’s worth of wear. Maybe I’m hard on equipment. Maybe flip-flops aren’t as durable as they used to be. Maybe, what we remember from our past, and the way things are right now? Maybe that’s what’s different. As a birthday notion?
No amount of physical protection can save your Libra self from what seems to be happening. Sounds a bit dire. Still, there comes a time in a person’s life when the only shield, or source of succor, is some foundation in a spiritual belief. To some, this is clearly religion. To others, this some kind of faith-based organization, and to some of us? This is simply a series of spiritual practices derived from years of seeking. Obviously from some of my locations, some folks believe in the healing power of various crystals. Whatever works. My own system is drawn from diverse sources. [continue reading…]
Inspiration, especially Virgoinspiration comes in strange places. Paraphrasing from an outdoor supplier, there were three bullet points. 1. Always look cool. 2. Don’t get lost. 3. If you do get lost, look cool. I realize that, in this birthday season, I shouldn’t be so liberal with my “borrowing,” but to paraphrase those bullet points again? In light of the planets, and what they are doing, at this very moment? Think of this as three Virgo dictums to live by, this next week, and happy Virgo birthday. Now, those three simple guidelines?
1. Always look Virgo cool.
2. Don’t get lost.
3. If you do get lost, at least look Virgo cool.
One of the goals, evident in my corpus of work, for sure? But a common goal throughout the various mediums? Make a digital image appear analog. Think about a font, a typeface that looks like handwriting. That’s a perfect example. Some kind of effort to make an image, typically a networked computer display, makes that look like it was hand-drawn, or sketched, or the lettering looks like it is done individually. Over the years, I’ve toyed with various ways to draw and display the image for the each’s zodiac sign’s symbol. For several years, I used scans of hand-drawn symbols, as a good example of trying to make digital look analog. As the week rolls into the weekend, then next week starts? [continue reading…]
When I first encountered a lecture note about that single line, “Hold or cut bow-strings,” the academic went sideways with the data pretty quick. A cursory search of the web reveals that there is wealth of conjecture about the meaning of the expression.
However, I have a simpler way to see it, and when I first heard the expression, probably read it first, but let’s suggest it was a stage or movie version of the play, Bottom is a hugely comic character. Hard to see him as a military person, as the idea of “cutting bow-strings” seems to imply. However, over the years, I’ve grown to like this expression for myself, and I use it when most people will insert the term, “Fish or cut bait.” I was going to get all technical and make suggestions about planets and Virgo birthdays, but simply put, to quote Shakespeare’s character Bottom? “Enough! Hold or cut bow-string!”
It doesn’t matter where your Libra soul is in your development. Age is a thing. There’s a certain kind of finality and essence that suggests time is almost too finite. “I don’t know what you mean, there’s just not enough time!” Exactly. What this is, more a function of the twin influences of the Sun (in Virgo), and Saturn (in Capricorn), plus, well, there’s another influence, but it’s too technical to include in a horoscope. But the energy this creates?