Category Archives: Astrology

Mercurial Me

subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood

what’s behind you doesn’t matter

There’s another definition of mercurial which is someone who is clever, confident, lively, and quick; the archetypal Type A personality.  Both of the above are pretty accurate descriptions of who I am.  I am also an Ares; passionate, intense, instinctive, aggressive, physical, unpredictable, a black-and-white, here-and-now, straight-line thinker.  You might gather that I don’t like settling for second best.  You might not think that I have a great sense of humour and a wicked laugh.

In the past I used to like things quick and dirty, but that was because I had no inherited wisdom, no role models to look back on, and very little fear of failure.  I learned the hard way that walking  blindly into the swamp to slay a dragon wasn’t always the best way to go about things.  I learned very fast that casual sex is sordid.  Acting on impulse has usually ended in big trouble for me.

I used to have an uncontrollable and sudden temper, which fortunately always passed just as quickly as it came upon me.  These days I’ve learned to count to ten, and then ten again, before letting anger and frustration get the better of me.  (Actually after counting to 20 I’m usually bored with being annoyed.)  However, one hangover from those bad old days is that to this day I never forget and never forgive.

My standards are very high, some would say impossibly so.  I am judgmental, I measure myself harshly and I judge others just as severely.  Perhaps that’s because I am intelligent, dynamic, quick, and confident enough to see the slow mediocrity in others.  Because I am utterly honorable and honest I despise liars, especially those who lie by sly omission.

Why am I telling you this?  Because my birthday was just a couple of days ago, and now we are into my star-sign of Ares it seemed a good moment to remind myself of just who I am.  A man who likes the passionate joy of the chase as much as the conquest.  A man who lives a great life to the fullest, even during this fucking lockdown.  (BTW, I get very upset if a woman ever used the ‘F’ word in public.)

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I know about astronomy

and astral navigation too

Being Apart

absence makes the heart grow fonder

jealousy is also destructive

It’s Day 346 of a very strict lockdown here in England, and for me that means that I haven’t been able to see my dearest friend for over a year.  I had plans to meet with her, and that hasn’t worked out.  I know that there are millions of people kept apart because of the coronavirus travel restrictions ~ so I’m not alone in suffering unhappy frustration.  Thanks to the miracle of the internet it’s possible to keep in touch with friends and loved ones, but even a video conversation is no substitute for the real thing.  There is nothing like the touch of a human hand.

I don’t know about other people, but I find that long-distance conversations tend to drift into unsatisfactory banal and emotionless platitudes.  It’s hard to say what one really feels, (fuck it’s hard to know what oneself really feels), when you can’t look into another person’s eyes and read their body language close to.  It occurs to me that things could have been worse, but degrees of unhappiness still equal despondency however one measures it.

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.  ~  Thomas Fuller

There is no easy way to say this, but I believe that only very special friendships and love can survive long periods of being apart.  I do not believe that absence makes the heart grow fonder.  I believe that absence just creates a longing that only being together can satisfy.  And, that when two friends and lovers can finally be together after a long time apart, they will be lucky if their relationship survives much beyond the meeting.

What has occurred while they have been apart may only serve to twist the knife.

I do hope your separation from your friends and loved ones will make your hearts grow fonder.  I hope, dream and pray that I can survive being apart from my friends, and that it will not result in bitterness and some personal heartbreak.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

one day there will be air travel again

no one knows when that might be

 

 

Thought For Today ~Dreams

All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity;
But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

and some dreams are but nightmares

Random Jottings ~ Dreams

her dream road trip didn’t turn out so well

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don’t ask what your dreams mean

you don’t want to know

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nothing happens until we dream it

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woman is a creation of dreams and desires

not a creation of wants and needs

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she dreamed of finding the perfect lover

and then she bought one

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OH GOD! she exclaimed

then she realised it was just a hot wet dream

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real life is both a bad dream and a nightmare

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the future belongs to women who follow their dreams

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Harry Connick Jr.

so many want to change the one they first fell for

I’ve been lost, I’ve been alone, I’ve despaired, and I’ve drank.  Now I know that there is someone out there for me, I never need to walk alone.  I know that when I find her I’ll care for her for who she is, not for who I want her to be.

I never need to walk alone, unless that’s what Fate decrees.

And Fate had better watch out.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

she’s not the one

she never was

 

Monochrome Monday ~ Castles

even castles become ruins eventually

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

some dreams are nightmares

Songs on Saturday ~ Rain

rain can be peaceful, restful, and spiritual

After the umbrella post this morning I wanted to post something about rain, and Singing In The Rain is just a little cliched.  This is different, peaceful, restful, and quite spiritual.  I hope you like it as much as I.

You know what, I find this nice for meditation.

Please listen calmly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

one thing we get in England is rain

Random Jottings ~ Desire

sexual desire is real, genuine, and powerful

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you may desire her

but you can’t miss what you’ve never had

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although all she desired was casual sex

she decided that she may as well fall in love

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man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need

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sexual desire and fucking are just biology in action

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desire can be bitter, sweet, savoury, salty, and sassy

but never tasteless and boring

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desire is a hunger in men, but just an appetite in women

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there is but a small distance between the desire to fuck and the need to hurt

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the best moments in her life are the desires she can’t ever share with her husband

Make Things Happen

nothing happens unless first we dream

That Jigsaw Does Turn Into a Car

The first step in almost every journey is knowing where you want to go.  The first step in any project is knowing what it is that we want to achieve.  To achieve anything meaningful we must first have some sort of a plan.

We choose to go to the moon in this decade…..  ~ President John F. Kennedy

Less than seven years later Neil Armstrong was the first man to step onto the surface of the moon.  The whole Apollo program cost about $25.4 billion, and that dream only took about a thousand years after the rocket was invented in China.  The lesson is that to realise our dreams we must not only have a plan, we must also have the means and the perseverance to keep on going when it all seems hopeless.

There are a couple of pertinent lessons from history;

If at first you don’t succeed try, try, and try again.  ~  Robert the Bruce

and perhaps this more interesting and valuable piece of advice;

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.  ~  Albert Einstein

However, one must always remember that some dreams are totally misguided and the projects they turn into become utterly stupid delusional chimera.  One example of a dream turning into a South Sea Bubble is Tesla, the Californian manufacturer of expensive electric cars.  Despite that their least expensive Model 3 costs some £39,000 in England, and their most expensive roadster will set you back about £200,000, it will take about 1,600 years for the company to earn back the amount of money invested in it.  Frankly, I think you’d be better off investing in bitcoin, and that’s the investment equivalent of playing roulette.

A fool and his money are soon parted.  ~  King James Bible

The dreams of most men revolve around the equilateral triangle of money, sex, and power ~ and the greatest of these is money.  Given enough funds most men can get all the casual sex they want.  And, if you have enough money, some ‘friends’ and lots of perseverance, even a stupid man can become very powerful.  I cite Presidents Trump and Biden as my examples.

Some say that the mark of a man is not what he achieves, but what he longs to achieve.  And that all human activity is driven by desire.  All I know is that we should be very careful what we set our heart on ~ we may get it.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

that’s supposed to be an ark

oh Good Grief!

Scenes on Sunday ~ Mustang

great things never come out of comfort zones

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

long straight roads out there

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