Category Archives: Astrology

Scenes on Sunday ~ Marmaduke

he wandered lonely as a cloud

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Marmy never says much,

But, what’s he thinking about

Songs on Saturday ~ The Buggles

 they all laughed when Edison recorded sound

Do not ask me why I chose this song for today, it reminds me of one of my more fevered dreams.  This is late 70’s English kitsch writ large.  Such bad taste that it’s good.

Please listen without laughing too much.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

ahh, the old phonograph and dog picture

there’s nostalgia for you

she loved me for a day

the flowering of love never dies it’s time just passes

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twilight’s last whisper

dreaming of memories

loves lost times past

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

loves sweet sorrow lingers

as the night gathers

 

The Sea and The Sky

I must go down to the sea again
to the lonely sea and the sky

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

pour out your soul to the clouds

and wish for a fair wind

 

Random Jottings #19

you will have a much better life if you live your dreams

life is a long road to your dreams

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behind every successful person is a dream fulfilled

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real success takes hard work, persistence, and sacrifice

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if you aim to be perfect, you will only end up disappointed

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every piece of good fortune is usually the result of taking risks

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life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you react to it

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

you only live twice,

so make the most of it

Bucket and To Do List.

help me to risk failure that I may discover new things

not many will know where that sunset picture was taken

It’s kind of stultifying here in the garret, in theory I’m only supposed to go out if it’s absolutely necessary, or for my daily fresh air and exercise.  I can’t really leave town, and I certainly can’t leave the country at the moment, but as soon as this imbecilic and pointless lockdown is lifted, I am out of here, doing some cool and exciting things.  Although, I can make a start on some of my list right now, ergo I have made a beginning on;

  1. Get myself much fitter and healthier, looking and feeling better.  My preferred exercise is just plain walking; for me it exercises my body, mind, and spirit.  Walking gives me time to think and quiet my emotions.  My daily target is 5 miles, (10,000 paces as recommended by lots of fitness gurus), this morning I walked 10 miles, (20,240 paces) in the fresh air and sunshine, getting my knees brown.
  2. Be a better friend to those I really care about.  Lose all of those defects of character I have collected over time.  Be the English Gentleman, The White Night, The Steadfast Friend, and the Hero if I need to ever be that for a friend.  Hey, I’m working on it.
  3. Get out of this place.  I like travel, and I can afford both the time and the money.  Just as soon as I can I’m going to California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Crete, Malta…..  Probably in just about that order.  I’d better leave room for Marmaduke in my luggage…..
  4. Buy a car.  For years I’ve gotten bye with renting when I needed a car, but now I want to go out and buy something I really like.  I have a short-list, and a generous budget.  It will be a classic, so an older vehicle.
  5. Go through my clothes, shoes and stuff again.  Dump anything that doesn’t really fit the cool, together, classy English guy I want to dress as, to portray.  I can think of some stuff that I should never have bought, and I should never wear again.
  6. Learn something new, interesting, and difficult.  I think I’m going to be studying practical psychology for a while, along with astronomy and astrology.
  7. ??????  I don’t know what goes here, not yet anyway.  All lists should have clearly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty.

I should never be afraid to risk failure.  WTF have I got to lose?  Only by risking failure will I ever learn new and exciting things.  It’s time for me to take risks ~ big risks.

Some say that making lists is a pointless exercise.  And that nobody ever does anything on their bucket list or to do lists.  All I know is I’ve already made a start on becoming that better man, that very cool guy, living a really great life.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Meteor Crater

One place I will Never go back to

Tunes on Tuesday ~ I Can See Clearly Now

that feeling when you’re not necessarily sad, but you feel empty

Unless you’ve been isolated, alone and lonely, not really allowed to go out, and knowing that there is no true purpose to your lockdown, then you don’t realise that solitary confinement brings about a slow, steady, and inevitable decline to your body, mind, and soul.

I am not as good a man, not as good a person as I was when I entered this government imposed lockdown a couple of months ago.  But, I wasn’t fully aware of that until I had a couple of very strange dreams last night.  One was about being on Jersey, in the English Channel Islands, when the Germans invaded in June 1940, the other was about needing to leave an important examination an hour early to answer a call of nature.

Both were about being trapped.  Both were allegorical ~ telling me to get the hell out of the garret and taste freedom, whatever the fucking government wants.  I can see that clearly now.

I am not a number, I am a free man.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Channel Islanders still hate the Germans

Monochrome Monday

define your world in black and white and you miss out the goodness hiding in the grey

The world is monochrome, you are either free to go out and about, or like me you are supposed to be suffering complete isolation, alone with my own thoughts.  Some of the time my mind is not the best place to be.  Sometimes my mind is like a desert, spooky and desolate.

And then again, inside my mind is sometimes as spooky and cluttered as an abandoned building.

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Some say that we get what we deserve.  And that so as we give to the world, so we shall receive in return.  All I know is that I have been spreading it a little thin lately.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

there is nobody working here in England.

Songs on Saturday ~ A Whiter Shade of Pale

white is not an absence of colour, white is all the colours

Obviously, most of us like the Procul Harum version of this song, but I find this Annie Lennox cover quite intriguing.  Maybe it’s just the video I like.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

that’s white light deconstructed

Relationships, Friendships, and Love

I can’t stop loving you, no matter how hard I try

A couple of times in my life I’ve met someone I’ve really liked, and through spending time with her, becoming friends, having a relationship, I’ve found myself being in love.  Not on purpose, not because that was what I wanted, not because it was easy, not because she was perfect, and not because she was the girl next door.  Perhaps it was just meant to be.

Not all love lasts, but if you have ever truly been in love then you know that you first and most of all you are friends.  True friendship lasts forever.

And so, these are the thoughts I have about being in love.

  • Some say that you are lucky to find love even once in your life, so always hold her close, don’t ever let her go.
  • Let your the light of your love shine, even in the worst of times.
  • Even on the darkest of days her love makes every cloud carry a sliver lining.
  • You both enjoy the warm sunshine and the cold rain, just so long as you are together.
  • Whatever she says, whatever she does, she makes you happy.
  • You always tell her the truth, the whole truth, spoken and written from your heart and soul.
  • When she needs you, you are there for her, steadfast and true.  And she is always there for you.
  • If the road gets tougher, if times get hard, if life is difficult, then you love each other more.
  • When you are going somewhere together, no matter how late she is, you are happy to wait for her.
  • When she’s not there you miss her desperately, and you think about her always.  You dream of her.
  • You are happy to hold hands in public.
  • You listen when she speaks, and never talk over her.
  • You will be her steadfast friend, always, no matter what.
  • Even if she is a siren on the road to Hell, you desire her anyway.

Not all of the above is always true, not all of the time.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

when you are in love

she is your sunrise

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