“… Innocence and naivety are associated with The Fool,
for the young have no fear of new experiences or change.
As you grow older you can lose that childish innocence and
enthusiasm, and can become fearful and cynical of change
and new experiences.The mind of The Fool is always open, an empty vessel
eagerly waiting to be filled with new knowledge. Any
experience, pleasant or challenging, is life knowledge that
he accepts as part of his learning.The Fool does not sit on the fence waiting for life to come to him; he always takes the first step himself. The Fool
does not analyze all the possible risks of a new adventure;
he learns as he goes along. The fearlessness and sheer enthusiasm associated with The Fool makes for quite a maverick character, and often this
card can signify such a person, male or female, may step
into your life. It is your attitude that influences the choices and
decisions you make, and often your mind is so full of doubt
and fear that you become closed-minded to the possibilities
of change.When The Fool appears, ask yourself how open-minded you are
being at that moment in time, how enthusiastic are you
about life, and do you desire new experiences and
excitement but fear taking that first step?Any journey starts with the first step, and motivating yourself to take it is the hardest part. The Fool
encourages you to discover your inner child and harness
that youthful enthusiasm to help you on your way to a new
life and future.A time to exercise caution is when The Fool comes up as the
first card in a reading for you. You may want to question
your motives or judgment, since as this is the first card,
it can indicate folly. Perhaps you are motivated for the
wrong reasons, so look before you leap. You will have to deal with many twists and turns, paths and crossroads on your life journey and The Fool can help as a
sign post when you need to take a new path.”
Went to a bar last night to meet some friends. Witnessed a male air force officer and a woman in a black pantsuit nearly get into a fistfight over the war. Not the rightness or wrongness of it, either. They were arguing over whether the air force officer at the bar or the woman’s air force officer husband had “done more for the cause of freedom.” Incidentally, I wonder how the woman hoped to further the cause of freedom by hanging out in a bar displaying ample cleavage and hanging all over a man who was NOT her husband while said husband is overseas fighting “for freedom.” Anyway, as the two of them sparred I tried to offer myself as a sacrificial lamb, but no one bit:
“I’m against the war ENTIRELY! I voted for Gore! I was against the last Gulf war also!”
One tries to do one’s part…
George W. Bush wants to “spread freedom” like it’s some kind of virus. The election’s in a dead heat. I can’t believe it’s a dead heat. I can’t believe people can’t see through this guy. I overheard a woman at work in the bathroom yesterday saying she was a registered Democrat, but she’d vote for Bush because she’d “heard John Kerry was a flipflopper on issues.” She heard it somewhere, probably didn’t even know what was meant by it and chose to change her vote on such a flimsy basis as that. What the hell is wrong with people? Why are Americans so willfully ignorant? Maybe the voters deserve what they get. Maybe it’s time to move to Canada.
I’ve been feeling somewhat rather like shite on and off and things suck no less than usual, for the most part, but I am in fact still breathing for those of you who may have expressed concern. Love and lollipops from the Corbidful One who does not die no matter what they do to her.
From: “Lady Elizabeth Amalthia Sterling”
Date: 2004/10/15 Fri PM 02:00:03 EDT
Subject: [SilverSeaSiren] Silver Sea Happenings!!!
The happening’s at the store that we have scheduled are as
Oct.16th- Club Crawl (street wide event)
Silver Sea features Live Music, Tarot Readings and Lollipops. Open till 1am
No Cover- wristband or no- there is no cost for this venue.
Oct. 30- Nightmare on Congress (street wide event)
Open late with Trick or Treating and specials and guest
Nov. 20- Gallery Silver Sea (in store event)
Gallery opening featuring promising *new* local artists.
Opening at 8pm. Work will be displayed from Nov. 20 thru
Dec. 20th. Gallery coordinator Suzzie Trouble.
Nov. 27th- Open performance circle 8-10 pm
All performance mediums welcome! Low-key and non-sress way
to get some performance in or try it out for the first
time. All skill levels and styles welcome. We take turns
and go round the room, usually we keep it within 5 min or so
then switch to another person. Recording services will be
available from “The Basement Studios” (for a fee) if you
wish. The event has no cover charge itself 🙂 Yay 🙂
I am posing a new challenge to the readers of this blog in the tradition of “What would Jesus do?”
I want you to think deeply about the following in any given difficult situation: What Would Kurt Cobain Do?
Meditate on this and act accordingly, within reason, of course.
Thank you and goodnight.
The Corbidful One.
(The Cure,off Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me…)
“How Beautiful You Are”
You want to know why I hate you?
Well I’ll try and explain…
You remember that day in paris
When we wandered through the rain
And promised to each other
That we’d always think the same
And dreamed that dream
To be two souls as one
And stopped just as the sun set
And waited for the night
Outside a glittering building
Of glittering glass and burning light…
And in the road before us
Stood a weary greyish man
Who held a child upon his back
A small boy by the hand
The three of them were dressed in rags
And thinner than the air
And all six eyes stared fixedly on you
The father’s eyes said ’beautiful!
How beautiful you are!’
The boy’s eyes said
She shimmers like a star!’
The childs eyes uttered nothing
But a mute and utter joy
And filled my heart with shame for us
At the way we are
I turned to look at you
To read my thoughts upon your face
And gazed so deep into your eyes
So beautiful and strange
Until you spoke
And showed me understanding is a dream
’i hate these people staring
Make them go away from me!’
The fathers eyes said ’beautiful!
How beautiful you are!’
The boys eyes said
’how beautiful! she glitters like a star!’
The child’s eyes uttered joy
And stilled my heart with sadness
For the way we are
And this is why I hate you
And how I understand
That no-one ever knows or loves another
Or loves another
The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.