Wednesday, January 30, 2008

What the horoscope said vs. what really happened

The horoscope delivered this morning by the e-mailman sounded quite nice:
Today you might feel like relaxing and being lazy. Working tends to be your addiction, so it can be hard for you to rest. Try not to do chores. In fact, if you can get away with it, don't force yourself to do anything! Give yourself permission to goof off. Allow the dust to pile up another day. It will still be waiting for you tomorrow. Allow your spirits to be recharged before you venture out into the world again.
So how did that compare with today's reality?
  • Negative on the relaxing, laziness, no chores, no nothing front. Work is not really my addiction (more going on creative tangents), but I went in anyway and did what there was to do. Maybe a little more slowly than at other times.
  • Positive on letting the dust pile up. This is something I'm really good at in general. I let the dust pile up at home while I was at work. And, lo and behold, it was still there when I got home a while ago.
  • Recharging the spirit... Well, there was some of that at work since it was Luca's birthday, and just about everybody showed up in his office because he's a swell guy ... all the Italians, of course, but also the Spaniards, the French, the Russians, the Australian, one Brit and yours truly. Eyed Francesca occasionally, who is beauty in the eye of any beholder, but talked mostly to Clara, who is from sherry country, about such coherent things as yoga, García Lorca's "Bodas de sangre," his poetry and the folk songs he put to music, plus similarities between certain cooking habits in Clara's village and in Morocco. Now and then I busied myself with pouring champagne and serving carrot birthday cake. That made me feel useful.
And now I will recharge some more ... with some food and possibly the movie The Big Hit (Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate) recommended by my son the other night as something outrageously funny. Let's see!


GEM said...

First, Champagne, carrot cake, beautiful people and intelligent conversation - so far so good. Then return to dust-laden home, whack clouds of dust from the overstuffed chair and settle in for a good movie. Sounds like what the horoscope really indicated but could only point at generalities in that direction - hope you had a perfect day, Leon. GEM

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting, gem.

I did leave out many details of the day, most notably the drudgery of work itself, but overall it turned out a good day.