- Belle and Sebastian
Do you read your horoscope? I do; it's my guilty pleasure, and if you tell anyone, I shall have to kill you. I have no idea why I do this, as I hold absolutely no stock in it. It's just part of my morning ritual, tucked in there with scanning the headlines while finishing off my cup of coffee, a ploy to put off having to haul my ass off the kitchen chair to get dressed.
Of course one can read anything into horoscopes, which is why people continue reading them, I guess. But today, I was struck by what I read.
Your mind creates your world: First comes the thought, then comes the word.
From the word springs the deed; and the deed soon becomes habit.
Eventually habit hardens into character. So you are your thoughts!
This year your thoughts are optimistic. You're dreaming big!
I chose to interpret this as referring to my dreams of changing careers from science to the arts - specifically writing about the arts. And I guess anything that lights a fire under your ass and encourages you to continue pursuing your dreams has got to be a good thing.
From where do you get your directions in life?
Are you ever tempted to follow the words of those who claim to have supernatural insight into your life?
Meanwhile, I know that spring is finally here because those bloody woodpeckers have started eating our house again. We are considering putting scaffolding and netting around the entire house so that the cat can easily climb up and dispatch the devils.
On the other hand, I am totally in love with my Friday Random Playlist this week:
take your carriage clock and shove it - Belle and Sebastian
the beach - New Order
life is a song - Patrick Park
p.c.p. - Manic Street Preachers
i'm the man who loves you - Wilco
i wish i was the moon - Neko Case
exiles among you - the Weakerthans
smoke baby - Hawksley Workman
vegetable - Radiohead
god only knows - James
May the sun shine sweetly on you this weekend, may the varmints that plague you remain quiet until you have had enough sleep, and may your horoscope tell you what stocks to buy.