Saturday, September 27, 2008

From a William Wordsworth poem:

Sweet is the lore which Nature brings,
Our meddling intellect
misshapes the beauteous forms of things
we murder to dissect.

Enough of science and of art:
Close up those barren leaves;
Come forth, and bring with you a heart
That watches and receives.

— William Wordsworth, from The Tables Turned

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The current financial crisis in the US has some distinctly insidious undertones, as well as overtones. Funny that it should happen just before the election, strange that John McCain refuses to participate in a debate with Obama. It all seems fishy to me, especially as it coincides with Mercury going retrograde yesterday on the 24th. That means that it won't go direct until the 16th of October, and won't return to its position yesterday until the 30th of October, one week before the election. This last phase is called the "shadow" of the retrograde cycle and often shows a time when issues as presented to the world are not what they seem. I will be very wary of definite chicanery before and around election time.