Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cranky Large Medium reading, 12 August

Go away.

What keeps you here? Don't you have somewhere you're supposed to be? Somewhere you'd rather be? Somewhere I'd rather you'd be...why won't you go? Oh, because you want me to give you something. You came to my mountain top with a purpose? Get out of here! No, really, get out of here. Sigh. If I give you what you came for, you will? Well, then, let me whip out whatever it is you want... that is... no, let me guess... a nail file? My winning smile? No, no, you came to a medium for something much bigger. You want a reading, don't you? And, once you get this, you will go? Consider yourself gone, because here you are:
Oh, look! It's Superman! Or, maybe, just that you're flying from project to project, methodically flashing your ambition everywhere you go. You have a little trouble guarding your tongue, which means you hurt people's feelings even when you don't mean to. You love to travel, so get out, and take your family with you.
Are you happy, now? Of course not. But at least you can look on the plus side of things. That is, you are several points ahead of these people, all of whom, on this date in history, got gone for good: Cleopatra, Yongle, Ibrahim I, Sakuma Shōzan, Thomas Chamberlain, Etienne Louis Geoffroy, George Stephenson, Eliphalet Remington, William Jackson Hooker, John Philip Holland, Friedrich Schottky, Harry Brearley, James B. Sumner, Walter Rudolf Hess, Karl Ziegler, Sir Ernst Boris Chain, William Shockley, George of Trebizond, Pope Sixtus IV, Alessandro Achillini, Pope Innocent XI, William Blake, James Russell Lowell, David Bergelson, Thomas Mann, Ian Fleming, Esther Forbes, Mark Gruenwald, Philippe de Champaigne, Jean-Michel Basquiat, B. Kliban, Mike Wieringo, Alfonso Ferrabosco, Giovanni Gabrieli, Jacopo Peri, Anna Held, Leoš Janáček, John Cage, Luther Allison, Henry Fonda, Robert Gravel, Merv Griffin, Dorothy Mackaill, Loretta Young, William Renshaw, Mike O'Neill, Enos Slaughter, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.,
and Lenny Breau.

Solitude, not Georgia, is on my mind.
Happy birthday, anyway.

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