while walking to the apartment with the kids in the rain a drunk man approached and told us about a dui and his impounded car and how his granddaughter died so i gave him the ball of ones in my pocket and the kids asked Who was that? Why did you give him money? What happened to his granddaughter? and instead of responding with I dont know, sometimes people have real bad days i would rather have shaken off the wet in the mud room before retreating to the warmth of my study where i would soon after summon the children for a well-delivered gregory peck lecture on empathy and kindness and generosity and brotherhood and how not to ever act the sucka cuz you little motherfuckers are brooklyn born and bred and dont you ever forget that shit
Forward Home. This evening I played music for my two year old: Pandora’s Alton Ellis station. A rocksteady foundation is imperative, right? Built not just on riddim but through appreciation for the talented Jamaican singers who proliferated during that era. The gentle giant, Ken Boothe, Hopeton Lewis, and more crooners. Harmony trios like The Techniques and The Paragons. Phyllis Dillon. So tonight the music continued past dinner and putting the boy to bed. After some time a song came on I didn’t know, but the singer was so fabulous I went running for the Sonos remote—and anyone who knows me will agree that it’s funny that the singer I failed to recognize was Mr. Horace Andy, recorded in 1975 performing a cover of the Bob Andy classic, “We’ve Got to Forward Home.” I think the station got the name wrong, “…Go Forward Soon” or something like that. But a true crate-dug gem from an automated playlist that I’ve perhaps underestimated until now.
Happy Birthday! When a Quarter Moon occurs in your Return chart, as it does this year, you are at some sort of a turning point in your life, in terms of personal growth. Events that occur this year act as catalysts that get you in touch with some important issues in your emotional life. Your emotions run high, and mood swings or identity crises are possible. There may be some kind of conflict in your life arising from a great urge to do something different. The year ahead promises to be a busy, dynamic, and significant period in your life.
You can have a difficult time with superficial elements of your life, humdrum routines, or situations that keep you feeling tied down or locked in. This is not the best time to make major commitments. There can be intensity in your thought patterns and interactions with others. Try to avoid coming on too strong with your opinions. You are hungry for deeper meaning, but a suspicious attitude, or making mountains out of molehills, won’t serve you well. Something you write or say could lead to opposition from others. Your need to investigate and read between the lines is strong this year. It’s best used for research and increased awareness of psychological motivations, both of others and yourself. Learning new things is your passion this year—not recycling old ideas or performing repetitive processes.
Your affections are strongly stimulated this year. Romance, love, and sexuality occupy your mind more than usual. You can enjoy an increase in personal magnetism (as well as libido!), but be wary of competitiveness or tension in existing love relationships, as this aspect ignites your passions in general, whether they are feelings of love or anger!
Bursts of creativity and energy can help you to further your goals this year. You are more able to spot an opportunity when you see one. It is easier than usual to break free from habits that have previously held you back from going after what you want in life. This is an excellent time to weed out the unnecessary in order to focus on what really matters. Kicking a bad habit comes more naturally now. However, there can be some ups and downs in the year ahead due to your plans and efforts meeting with resistance. At times, circumstances seem to block your efforts to assert yourself, and you might feel like more effort than usual is required to complete tasks, which could lead to some frustration. Patience is necessary because progress may not always be steady, and energy can be stop and go.
You can successfully let go of outworn attitudes and difficult relationships or situations this year, as you are especially aware of what may be holding you back. However, there can be times when you come on too strong, or there can be a restlessness in you that frustrates others. You are able to think outside of the box and you can come up with truly revolutionary ideas.
2013 is a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is less active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract both things and people. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice - be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect.
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