- "What masques, what dances shall we have,
To wear away this long age of three hours
Between our after-supper and bed-time?"
Shakespeare's A Midsummer-Night's Dream [V.i.36-8]
Gemini: "It was hilarious, I thought so, anyway," a long-winded Gemini explanation, "my husband's truck kept getting broken into, last time, they shattered the driver's window, so he had an alarm installed. Next day, we were out, and he sat on the new remote. He left the truck in gear, and didn't set the parking brake, so it just drove across the parking lot. It was very funny, but he didn't see the humor." Sure it was, as a Gemini you're not immediately involved. However, it was her mate, and he was not amused at her mirth. I thought it was an amusing story, and the truck, trucking across a vacant parking lot? No damage, although a single tree that provided the stopping point, and I'm sure that the tree was inconvenienced. It's about perspective and mistakes. It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, then it's hilarious. As long as we're not the ones feeling the immediate pain. Dodge the pain, that's part of the message, but be aware that, even though our Gemini selves are much amused? Sometimes it's a good idea to keep our morth to our collective selves. For the time being.
Cancer: I paused here in the parking lot. A neighbor's car was missing and in its place was a fancy, high-dollar brand of SUV, a Stupid Utility Vehicle. Not his style, my neighbor, but then, apparently, dealer tags on the truck, it was a loaner. The back gate was opening and closing, like a giant monster's jaw, snapping at some unseen enemy. The lights were flashing on. The horn would honk, intermittently. Strangest sight. Car -- truck -- SUV -- really, looked like a large toy that had gone haywire. I walked off and when I returned, hours later, I ran into that neighbor. We chatted then he explained, his car was in the shop, which explained why there was that SUV. He asked if I saw the show. I nodded. "That's what happens when you wash the remote of the dealer's loaner."