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Our stars must glister with new fire, or be
Today extinct. Our argument is love,
Which if the goddess of it grant, she gives
Palamon in Shakespeare’s
Two Noble Kinsmen 5.1.69-72
Not content but how it is delivered, that’s the key. This stems from a certain comedian delivering nightly news, and how he would read the information, the way emphasis was placed? Made a huge difference. I was reading an email aloud, and the way it started, I did a faux, fey voice, affected, “Kramer, that’s silly and stupid....” Then, thinking about it, I listened to the same message over, as a gruff, stern male. One, the first, is humorous and the letter of intent is clearly heard. However, hearing the same message with a totally different inflection plainly indicates a different, more combative and pejorative stance. All from a single line of text, and all how it’s heard. Delivered. All in the delivery. So the delivery matters, and the emphasis, the inflection, the tone, all of that colors and shades of understanding. Meaning it’s less about what’s being said, and more about how it is said. Birthday theme for Gemini, less about what’s said, and more about how it is said.
Digging around in Shakespeare stuff, I came across a reference that suggested, who suggested, as it was a person, that Shakespeare only contributed a small part to the play, Two Noble Kinsmen. All conjecture, but the textual analysis — allegedly computer generated — suggested that Shakespeare merely contributed a portion of dialogue of from a bit player. One of the fun — for me — reasons behind my obsession with Shakespeare’s works is because no more will be discovered, and there won’t be a lot to add but shading and nuance, or alternative interpretations. Like, I once saw The Taming of the Shrew performed by an all female cast. Good stuff. But no new plays, really. This week?
Philharmonus in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline 5.5.469-70
There’s an uncanny sense of astrological “deja vu” that occurs. Jupiter, Saturn, in their respective places.
For me, this is someplace around my third cup of coffee. Two cups in the morning, then, shortly before noon or in the early afternoon, I get an afternoon caffeine jolt. Someplace around that third cup. Other afternoon? The paper cup is still on my desk, but the other afternoon? That third cup was just perfect. It was ground, fresh, good beans, then hand-packed into the basket, the espresso bubbled out perfectly, like it was hand-drawn, then the amount of hot water, it was an Americano, the perfect compliment of hot water let the concoction form a delightful — and aromatic — skin of espresso foam across the top. The first sip or really, about the third or fifth sip, the essence of the espresso was accentuated, and diluted with enough water, but not too much? Rich, creamy, less bitter, more flavorful, and frankly, a quality testament to the art and craft of coffee. Birthday times should be like that third cup of coffee, especially Gemini birthday times. These are Gemini birthday times. Third cup of coffee, or whatever you like to consume, done to perfection. One convenience store in Austin, used to run the coke mix on Dr. Pepper a little on the rich side, more syrup and less carbonated water. Made for as perfect afternoon libation, slightly richer in flavor, or, like that coffee, slightly richer, creamier, more. As the Gemini birthday week unfolds, look for that richness, boldness, in flavor, or whatever it is that you like. It’s there, usually about that third cup of coffee, for me.
Gemini: your mileage may vary, but around that third cup.
“Computers are really fast unless you’re waiting.” Not a new observation, and some would tend to interpret this as a Mercury thing. Which it might be. But I would lean into Gemini instead, a mercurial sign, but not exactly a Mercury thing, itself. As a Cancer Moon-child, the tendency is to lean away from the mercurial events, and my suggestion is lean into them. Instead of ducking, dodging, or avoiding, run towards that issue. Better yet, let’s engage some of the current energies, the planetary energies, and see where that might lead us. In other words?