wrote on the Salina, Kansas blog:
“Its good to be popular that’s for sure”
Kingsley, that is interesting because just last week I was discussing this with a friend. She said most people desired to be popular and/or famous and did not understand people who did not. I am someone who does not and the soldier is someone for whom that goes double.
I am from the desert (and spent nearly 10 years as an adult) in the middle of nowhere. He is from the woods and later the jungle and we are just used to privacy and while some people may enjoy being recognized we are not that type.
I realize I put my picture on this blog but I do not put his. He does not want to be seen, talked to or any other thing. I feel similar.
See people may read my blog and feel they know me or they know him and maybe you do know us but we don’t know you. So if I have just driven 500 miles to see him and we have 10 hours to be together and won’t see each other for another 2 weeks, maybe you can see how our time together is precious and we would rather not be interrupted.
And you (not you personally, Kingsley but whoever) can call us anti-social if you like. You can also call us late to dinner, a bitch and a beast, two really nice people or whatever else you might come up with but I am sure others can relate. Some people just aren’t cut out for command performance. They are not that light on their feet, never said they were, have no interest in becoming… and so forth.
We will eventually solve this by moving (back) to the desert where we met and sitting on the porch like the two eccentric geezers in Secondhand Lions who shoot at salesmen who ignore the 20 signs posted on the drive up to their house that say “Go Back.” He will ride his burro around town and we will just in general act so crazy people will keep their distance and as long as these were the conditions I would continue to do exactly what I do.
On the other hand if I were to ever be even remotely overrun when I left the house I would quit this in an instant. There is just no way it would be worth it to me, similar to my friend Ben who refused to play Carnegie Hall. There is no way in hell they are going to throw all those lights on him and I can relate.
Do you understand this or do you feel it is ungrateful in some way? Are most your planets above or below the horizon? Do you have a lot of planets in the eighth or the twelfth houses?
ps – that’s a great movie if you haven’t seen it. It’s entertaining anyway. Not great like “masterpiece” but great like “I am being entertained”. The soldier (as always) thinks he is the Robert Duvall character. I am the lead women in it, or so he says.