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to the cries and the wails of the valley below


It’s my Ma’s birthday today. She’s the smartest person I know. I love her. And not just because without her there would be no me.

My current Brezny-scope confuses me:

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In Buddhist tradition, bodhisattvas are seekers who put their service to others above their personal goals–even above their quest for the supreme peace that comes from enlightenment. In the eight-century prayer “The Bodhisattva Path,” poet Shantideva wrote, “May I be the doctor and the medicine/ for all sick beings in the world/ until everyone is healed.” That’s a high standard to live by. In asking you to try it out for a limited time, I’m not expecting perfection. But my analysis of the astrological omens suggests that the people in your life fervently need you to be a source of strong medicine. More than that, you need to initiate the changes in your life that will ensue if you make yourself into a soothing balm, a potent remedy, a love tonic.

I mean, what? It’s not supposed to be all about me all the time? Weird. 🙂

Today it’s Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. Yeah, you probably aren’t Hindu, I’m not either but let’s celebrate the triumph of light over dark anyway, okay? At least light a candle tonight and be joyous about the Lord of Chaos being defeated for a second, no matter what else is going on in your life, okay? Um, yes I don’t actually really know anything about this holiday at all.

So I’m mostly recovered from the death plague ebola ear infection I had. Just in time to start my period. I can only assume there really is balance in the universe and this is payment for all the fun I’ve been having? Or maybe like being a girl is so much better than being a boy that we’re forced to pay for our awesomeness by bleeding out every month? Kassie and Anna have brought me red wine and tiramisu, so perhaps my outlook on the world will change soon?

Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

2 thoughts on “to the cries and the wails of the valley below

  1. tiramasu always makes it better

  2. [blink]

    My ma’s birthday is tomorrow.

    And Brezny always has struck me as being high off his gourd all the time and still being scarily on point most times. However, this “the world’s not about you” kick he’s on right now can bite me.

    Hello, dear.

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