Some things, I suppose, are never meant to be. I think my odds and ends post was one of those things. So here I am, back at the drawing board, to try again. Of course it won’t be nearly as smart or as fluid as my original post that got lost in the strange netherworld of locked up computer land, which I affectionately refer to as the Lost Continent of Assholiness with whatever descriptive words I may come up with at the time of visitation.
That being clarified… I think I got as many comments on that non-post as I’ve gotten on any number of posts that I have sweated my brain cells coming up with clever goodies to share with the blogsphere. And, believe me, I appreciate the sympathy and the giggles. I was going to just delete the post, but Hallie caught it and I decided to take my medicine with a grin. Now I am trying something new, at least to me. My friend Carol, or Missy, whichever comes first, said to try Word. That way I can work offline and save it to a folder, then transfer it to my blog whenever I want. I didn't even know I had a program called Word. Duh. We will see how this works out.
I have a confession to make. I am a tearer-outer. I find things in the newspaper or in magazine that I think are interesting and rather than keeping the entire magazine or newspaper I tear them out and put them in a stack., next to my chair, or next to my bed, wherever I happen to be when I’m reading. When the mood hits or I trip over the stack, I go through all my tear outs and decide whether they are worth keeping, or try to figure out what tidbit of information I pulled the dang thing out of the magazine or newspaper for in the first place.
Initially, what started this odds and ends post was some quotes out of the Astology column in the Dec. 31, 2008 edition of the Oklahoma Gazette. Since I am an Aquarian, I naturally had to check my horoscope, just to see what I was in for in 2009, just in case the astrologers are right.
The author of the column, Rob Brezsny, said that Aquarians should write out the quotes and keep them in a prominent place for the duration of 2009. According to him the will set the right tone for everything we Aquarians do in this year.
The first quote is from psychologist Abraham Maslow: “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be”.
The second quote is from choreographer Agnes DeMille: “Dance in the body you have.”
The third is from historian Gerald Sorin: “When Reb Zusye went to heaven, God didn’t ask him why, in his life on earth, Zusye wasn’t Moses, but why he wasn’t even Zusye.”
Personally, I think we all could do well to keep this handy in 2009... And beyond.