“In the Bering Strait, Russia and America are 2.5 miles apart. The International Date Line runs through the gap, meaning that it’s always a day later on the Russian side than it is on the American. I suggest you identify a metaphorically similar place in your own life, Scorpio: a zone where two wildly different influences almost touch. According to my reading of the omens, it’s an excellent time for you to foster more interaction and harmony between them.”—Scorpio Horoscope for week of April 22, 2010 (http://www.freewillastrology.com)
Too many birds crowd the sky, from the the old blind tree, up up up. Too many birds cloud the sky, and drop feathers on here our sleep. I awoke and with you still asleep thought on their flight, knowing I hadn’t a chance of understanding even one thing ever.
Unsure herself, she did it, and would later claim it made her better. And that’s fine for her, he supposes, unable ever again to think of her the same way. There’s nothing wrong with that, he supposes, never free of that weight again. Some times he’d kill himself if he could see the reaction. Most times he just eats Fritos and masturbates in his dad’s basement.
It appeared over the smokestacks, and from every direction people would claim it was miles away but just beyond the slim, puffing chutes. Eerie, it was jelly-like, with long smooth tendrils weaving through the autumn sky, down but never touching a thing. It was as if a screen had been placed over the eyes of the town, and some horrible cinema’s mistake was painting the morning this awful shade.
“Every one of us is engaged in some ongoing battle with ourselves. Maybe there’s a conflict between our heart and head. Maybe we’re trying to stop expressing some behavior that we know is self-destructive but seems all too natural and easy to do. Maybe we feel guilty about or resentful toward some event from the past, and are constantly fighting with its after-image. Whatever your version of the civil war might be, Scorpio, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to reduce the heat of the strife. But you’ll have to be ingenious as you reframe the way you think about the situation, and you’ll have to locate a reservoir of willpower that has been hidden in your depths.”—Scorpio Horoscope for week of April 8, 2010 (http://www.freewillastrology.com)
“Years ago, some girl wrote in the classifieds saying she was looking for a man ‘with the poetic sensitivity of Leonard Cohen and the raw power of Iggy Pop,’ so Leonard tried to get me to set up a three-way with her [laughs]. He said, ‘Dude, we can give her both!’”—Iggy Pop
At the very last possible moment, POW, there was the change, and I can’t tell you if anyone was the better for it. Like it or not, however, the moment was, without a doubt, the watermark of your absence.