AQUARIOUS: Nature artist Andy Goldsworthy is a skilled rock balancer. With infinite patience, he arranges stacks of them in seemingly impossible arrangements. Though he has a highly developed sensitivity to the heft and shape of his raw materials, his work still requires him to persist through frustration. While building one particularly intricate structure, he said, "The moment it collapses is disappointing. But since it has collapsed four times I'm beginning to understand the stones better." From what I can determine, Aquarius, you're at a stage in your own labor of love that's equivalent to Goldsworthy's third collapse. Keep at it.
RB's horoscope for this week included reference to Andrew Goldsworthy, whose landscape based art utilizing natural materials I find extremely beautiful. I'm posting this because I know those of you familiar with his art (dr_tectonic
) would understand the reference, and those of you unfamiliar with his work should check out some of his images. I'm also under the impression that there might be some of his work on display along the Hudson,
which might feed the souls of those of you in exile in the East.
Unfortunately, it seems RB is trying to find a nice way to insinuate there will be a fourth collapse before I understand the stones. That, along with his homework assignment: Compose a sincere prayer in which you ask God or Goddess for something you're not "supposed" to,
give a pretty good indication of my current state. I am having a ton of fun, but I can't help but feel this goat has strayed. I need to refocus my purpose and find myself a job.
I keep trying to reframe my current situation positively. Instead of spending time feeling like a complete loser with extremely poor judgement when it comes to challenges like my work situation or intimate relationships, I'm trying see that the reason these things are causing me problems is because I'm reengaging with them, and they are things that really matter. And trying to believe this is a preferable state to not engaging with them at all.
Anyway, I think that's about all I can say for today, even though I realize I am being neither distinctive or specific in discussion of these matters. In closing, two things that amused me: Yesterday's Pearls Before Swine
a very caustic comic in which the characters are almost too cute to be doing such cruel things to each other. ("I like it because it validates my inner-crocodile," a friend of mine once said.) And Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2007 couture collection
, which I thought was restrained and elegant, and really beautiful. It's a coherent collection with a really clean line. I liked the Little Prince 19C military and mughal motif, along with all the badass boots and the use of cut-outs and frayed edges. These are definitely clothes the Aviatrix would wear. The crowns cracked me up, and provide a nice continuity with the halos of his exquisite Spring 2007 couture collection
(which I thought of as 'Visions of the Virgins") and last Fall's hair hats,
which had a lovely, predatory, feel like they were supernatural creatures who shape shifted to imitate humans, while leaving behind weird hair or fur bits that gave them away, or had grown 'round the men they'd devoured.
Let me know what you think!