Pawns in the Game
As the New Moon in Capricorn is upon us, soon to be full in Leo, the poverty of leadership is revealed in its full nakedness. Even the citizens of this country are recognizing the truth, as they clamour to find someone to inflate in the ever-present glittering parade of stars. I am not particularly impressed. Too many platitudes in my cochlea. I don't worry much. They're all pawns in the game anyway. It doesn't matter who is selected. They are the unlucky ones, driven by desires they don't control or understand, on their way to disappointing ends. One loses, one wins, but no one controls the odds. The more the years pass, the more I see my own part in a larger situation as well. I'm slowly teaching myself to step away somewhat and make room for things to progress. Observe some of it, actually. It goes on with or without me, I've noticed. In the end I think this is my greatest comfort. To know that almost any choice I make will be equal to any other.
I am free.
Illustration by Chris van Allsburg.