Brezsny for the Week

This first quote real­ly hit me today:

For one human being to love another:
that is per­haps the most dif­fi­cult of our tasks;
the ulti­mate, the last test and proof,
the work for which all oth­er work is but preparation.

‑Rain­er Maria Rilke

The sub­ject tonight is Love
And for tomor­row night as well.
As a mat­ter of fact I know of no bet­ter topic
For us to discuss
Until we all

‑Hafiz trans­lat­ed by Daniel Ladinsky

He who is in love is wise and becom­ing wis­er, sees new­ly every
time he looks at the object beloved, draw­ing from it with his
eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses. 

‑Ralph Wal­do Emerson

For sam­bear:
CANCER (June 21-July 22): It’s eas­i­er for us Can­ce­ri­ans to love than to be loved. We feel more com­fort­able giv­ing than tak­ing. In fact, we’re even sus­cep­ti­ble to believ­ing that we’re pow­er­ful when we’re nur­tur­ing oth­ers and weak when we’re being nur­tured. Yet the best astrologers agree that until we learn to receive love, we can’t ful­fill our life’s mis­sion. In the com­ing week, I urge you to prac­tice this art with all your fierce and vul­ner­a­ble heart. And then prac­tice and prac­tice and prac­tice some more.

For me:
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “One should always be in love,” said Oscar Wilde. While I hearti­ly agree, I must also note that it’s near­ly impos­si­ble to pull off. To do so, you have to acquire a num­ber of dif­fi­cult skills, the most cru­cial of which is an abil­i­ty to elude the numb­ing trance of dai­ly rou­tine. For­tu­nate­ly for you Scor­pios, you are best equipped, of all the signs, to sus­tain the hero­ic inge­nu­ity nec­es­sary to dwell per­ma­nent­ly in the blessed tor­ment of love. And in the weeks to come, your mas­tery is primed to ripen dra­mat­i­cal­ly. Keep this thought as your warn­ing bea­con: “The most dire dis­as­ter in love is the death of the imag­i­na­tion,” said George Meredith.

(Sigh) Yes, I need­ed to hear that. I don’t feel like I’m well equipped to do it, though.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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