Sunday, January 25, 2009

The poet ... in motion

(Mikhail Baryshnikov in "Don Quixote")

Here's something my more conservative friends may find surprising about me: I've had an abiding interest in personality astrology (not the doomed-to-be-imprecise predictive kind) for most of my life.

In astrology, depending on when you were born, you exhibit traits of a certain element. That is, there are water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), fire (Aries, Sagittarius, Leo) and so on. Baryshnikov is a Gemini, an air sign.

Note the ease with which he seems to defy gravity. Ditto Michael Jordan -- "Air" Jordan -- an Aquarius, another air sign.

However we choose to look at the beauties of our existence -- air, water, fire, earth -- beauties remain the only truth.

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