October 2016 Summary

Reading 40 was a curious one. An older person from my past was a presence (Tower) and there was an indication, at the time, that possibly and perhaps they were my secure love which was destined (Heart/Anchor/Cross). However events which unfolded a couple of weeks later suggested that notion was bubkus.

Reading 41 actually frightened me to an extent because it alluded to strong bonds with someone from overseas ceasing to exist due to quarrels (Ring/Mountain/Scythe/Whip). I was afraid it was a specific person and I really didn’t want it to be them. In the end, the reading was 100% accurate but I was incorrect as it was my work colleague and not the person who I thought it would be. Unfortunately, I didn’t listen to the cards enough because I wasn’t sly (Fox) about the situation. My home life was by far the best part of this week (House/Stork).

Reading 42 I can honestly say missed the mark. Either that, or I’ve not picked up on what it was referring to. I didn’t attend any events or no events occurred with me or a business man in my life (Stork/Man). Money didn’t go missing that I’m aware of (Fish/Mouse), and if there is a new life direction being taken (Child/Mountain/Moon) it’s so new I don’t yet know about it.

Reading 43 was another one which I made assumptions about (in relation to the people it may be referring to) and was more than likely incorrect. I thought the man from overseas (Man/Mountain) was someone who ended disappeared from my life this week, so clearly the growing strength (Tree) was not with him. There are many other men from overseas in my life and it could be any one of them this reading referred to in retrospect. Money was neither here nor there (Fish) so I’m not sure what the Fish was getting at. Of course I’m trusting the Gods (Tower/Cross) as I always do, but I’m totally unsure what this new path I’ve taken even is (Road).

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The Longing For Impossible Things

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‘The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd – The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.’

~ Fernando Pessoa ~ 

The Mighty Lemon Drops & 21 Jump Street

When I was a pre-teen/ early teen I was a die-hard fan of the TV show 21 Jump Street. You know the one, with a totally hot and young Johnny Depp as an undercover cop pretending to be a high school kid.

As the years went by and 21 Jump Street started losing its popularity channel 9, as it does with most shows even nowadays, shafted it to some unforsaken time slot unsuitable for 13 year olds. I was left with no choice but to record them on my trusty VHS recorder and watch at a more civilised hour.

One day I sat and watched a particular episode I had recorded the night before and fell in love with a song used in the opening sequence. The credits told me it was by The Mighty Lemon Drops, but not the title of the song. As this was pre-Google days my quest to find this song was destined to be a long and unsuccessful one.

With The Mighty Lemon Drops at the forefront of my mind I trawled through record stores in an attempt to find some of their music. Eventually and amazingly I did and I bought Sound… Wouldn’t you know it, it didn’t have the song from 21 Jump Street on it, but it did become a regular in my CD rotation over the coming years.

And then I promptly forgot about my quest and The Mighty Lemon Drops.

Fast forward to 2016 when for some unknown reason I remembered my quest. Being a new age of technology I went into Spotify, searched and you guessed it, I found not only The Mighty Lemon Drops discography but that song from that episode of 21 Jump Street. It was called Where Do We Go From Heaven. I proceeded to listen to it on repeat and smile for I had finally reached the end of my quest some 25 years after it began.

 

Look! It’s on You Tube too. Squee!

Calgary

Don’t you cherish me to sleep
Never keep your eyelids clipped
Hold me for the pops and clicks
I was only for the father’s crib

Hair, old, long along
Your neck onto your shoulder blades
Always keep that message taped
Cross your breasts you won’t erase
I was only for your very space

Hip, under nothing
Propped up by your other one, face ‘way from the sun
Just have to keep a dialogue
Teach our bodies: haunt the cause
I was only trying to spell a loss

Joy, it’s all founded
Pincher with the skin inside
You pinned me with your black sphere eyes
You know that all the rope’s untied
I was only for to die beside

So itʼs storming on the lake
Little waves our bodies break

There’s a fire going out,
But there’s really nothing to the south

Swollen orange and light let through
Your one piece swimmer stuck to you

Sold, I’m Ever
Open ears and open eyes
Wake up to your starboard bride
Who goes in and then stays inside
Oh the demons come, they can subside

~ Bon Iver: Calgary ~ 

Reading 43 2016

Tree – Man – Mountain – Fish – Tower – Cross – Road

This one is a day late this week because so, so tired on Sunday.

Anyway, a growing strength with a man from over seas. Money, perhaps he has some or I will receive some more of it, is destined and I should trust in the Gods for the path I have chosen is the correct one.

That reading was worth the wait!