Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ifs, Ands, and Butts

This looks like a great place for a one-on-one chat. A tete-a-tete even. But I know myself at my recently advanced age. That hard seat. My adipose deficient posterior, otherwise known as my bony butt, would object most strenuously. I'd end up on the grass. But you can stay on the seat if you'd like. If you don't mind my feet up there. And I promise. No politics.


Blogger yeshe_choden said...

hey there, jm, you 60-yr-old, you --
Want some of my adiposity for your bony booty? I'm giving it away.

I'm in a nice quiet Saturday frame of mind, with many ifs, ands & buts circling a certain question.

Graduate School -- Broadcast News Journalism, or English with a Concentration in Writing?

I held both info packs in my hands last night and thought, "Whichever one I choose, I'm going to be VERY successful."

My Mom is gung-ho for me to do the Journalism MA, because she sees my enthusiasm for the community radio station here -- and her legendary status at the IU J-School could make this happen pronto.

But I started to wonder if I was going along with idea in order to make living with her easier. I downloaded the English MA info and it speaks to the novelist in me.

Neighbor jm, since you've seen my chart, what's your flying dart of comment?

I pretty much already know what I'm going to do -- I'm just curious to hear your viewpoint.

Anything to stiffen my spine as I break the news to Mom.

19/7/08 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

"adiposity for your bony booty"

LOL Good one! The Gemini ASC always appreciates witty wordplay. :o)

Good luck with the decisions, yeshe, and I think I know which one you'll choose, as well. Follow your heart, as they say.

19/7/08 1:54 PM  
Blogger jm said...

"Adiposity". LOL! And "bony booty".

Definitely a career in words. Let me look at the chart with that in mind and see what I come up with. The Moon-Venus in the 5th is a biggie in all decisions. All has to be emotionally and creatively satisfying, whatever you do.

Remember what I said before about being too influenced by the mother? Pluto has just entered your 4th house releasing you from past oppression which will take time. A necessity to building your creative life.

There's a lot going on with your 4th house in terms of finding your emotional center, resolving guilt, and allowing the depth of your feelings expression. I will say this .. novelists have to have a strong moon. And you do repeated many times.

I'll see what the transits say and post later.

BTW, I'm a Cancer and I never did what my family wanted. It worked out fine. They got used to it and eventually stopped demanding entirely. Took awhile though. You have the Aquarian rebel in you for good reason.

19/7/08 2:29 PM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

Wonder of wonders, I told her last night and she was qute alright with it.

So - Monday - check into GRE testing!

20/7/08 10:28 AM  
Blogger jm said...

That's fantastic yesh. It's your Pluto transit to your Mercury. Mercury rules your 10th-the parental house and your life's goals.

Mercury and Gemini often indicate a career in communication but since it's in your 4th with Sun and Saturn, there's a need for privacy and often solitude, perfect for a novelist. There's a longing to get to the root of yourself and your feeling body, and sorting it out through charcacters and plots is ideal.

20/7/08 2:04 PM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

Many thanks, jm. Solitude, yes -- and being free of any demands on my time by other people. My 2006 week alone in a cabin in NM's high desert was exactly what my soul needed to break through a year's worth of writer's block and get on the downhill slope of my novel.


20/7/08 5:31 PM  

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