By the time we’ve become young adults, most of us don’t remember much about our lives from before the age of 5. As we grow into middle age, more and more childhood memories drop away. A few special moments keep burning brightly, but the early events that shaped us are mostly gone. Having said that, I want to alert you to the fact that you are in a phase when you could recover whole swaths of lost memories, both from your formative years and later.
Michael Dunn is convicted of murder, and Michelle O’Connell’s death gets another look
Photographer Joel Leindecker can kick himself in the head 127 times in one minute. Guinness World Records affirms his achievement is unmatched. I’m begging you: Don’t try to top his mark any time soon. Don’t commit any act of mayhem, chaos or unkindness against yourself – even if it it’s done for entertainment purposes.
Letter-writing is becoming a lost art. Few people have a long-enough attention span to compose a relaxed, thoughtful report on what they have been doing and thinking. Meanwhile, the number of vigorous, far-reaching conversations is waning, too. Instead, many of us tend to emit and absorb short bursts of information at frequent intervals. But I invite you to rebel against this trend in the coming weeks.
Near the end of the 19th century, an American named Annie Londonderry became the first woman to ride a bicycle around the world. It was a brave and brazen act for an era when women still couldn’t vote and paved roads were rare. Her 15-month journey took her through countries that would be risky for a single woman on a bike to travel through today, like Egypt and Yemen.
Author P.G. Wodehouse wrote more than 90 books, several plays, musical comedies and film scripts. When he died at age 93, he was working on another novel. He didn’t suffer from writer’s block, yet his process was far from effortless. He rarely churned out perfection on his first attempt.
It’s a favorable time to meditate intensely on friendship. Questions to ask yourself: How good of a friend are you to those you want as friends? What capacities do you cultivate in your effort to build and maintain vigorous alliances? Do you have a clear sense of what qualities you seek?
Before the invention of the printing press, books in Europe were handmade. Medieval monks spent long hours copying texts, often adding illustrations in the margins. There’s an odd scene that often appears in these illuminated manuscripts: knights fighting snails. Scholars don’t agree on what this means.
To be in righteous alignment with cosmic forces, keep the Halloween spirit alive for another week. You have a license to play with your image and experiment with your identity. Interesting changes will unfold as you expand your notion of who you are and rebel cheerfully against your own status quo.
The horoscopes I write aren’t primarily meant to predict the future. They’re more about uncovering hidden potentials and desirable possibilities stirring below the surface. When I do my job well, I help you identify those seeds so you can cultivate them proactively. I have three questions: