One of the books I have in my collection, I find more fun than factual but I love it. It is called ‘The Language of Birthdays’. Yes it has to do with Astrology. It points out everything about you in a way according to your birthday etc… There are many interesting personality traits among other things it tries to predict. The fun comes about, when a group of people reads from the birthday page of others to see how much they all agree on how accurate it is. Now most of the facts are broad enough they could fit with just about everyone. With that being said there are always some interesting points that always make you think they hit the nail on the head, hence the fun.
While looking at my birthday there was one thing that stuck with me, the book described it as ‘the day of long odds’. Now let me say this again, I don’t really believe in these things…but as I look back this seemed a little fitting. Now that seems a little pessimistic I admit. So I thought about it because I firmly believe that we miss a lot of meaning sometimes by assuming meaning. I really enjoy trying to look at everything from a different perspective; it is part of my two rules I live by. Some who read this will know what I am talking about and maybe that will be a post one day. So what if ‘the day of long odds’ does not mean a hard road to hoe or a small chance of success? What if it means that these people, took the road less traveled by, to borrow from an amazing piece of writing; thank you Robert Frost. I like the thought of that. Maybe, just maybe, it is a choice conscious or not to reach for something that is hard? And now, with some recognition of this possibility the chances improve and are self-affirming. I like that even more. Can I say I like this road for what it is worth, come what may. Maybe one day I will find out if it has made all the difference.