Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Hope things are going well for you -- I've been back in L.A. again, but am returning home in a few hours. The cooler weather's been a nice change -- although I understand Texas has been rather cool as well.

I don't know that I've ever been in L.A. when the weather was "bad" (not counting smog!). This area is blessed with wonderful weather and terrain ranging from beaches to snowy mountains -- and it's unblessed with about 50 zillion people all crammed in the same valley. Traffic is pretty bad -- and I find the highways are surprisingly rundown. People are all pretty nice, though. I think that all the potential weekend activities have them all in good moods!

Clay Aiken is coming to Houstin in July -- concert sold out quickly, but we were fortunate enough to score some tickets early. We have season tickets to the symphony and they offered tickets to us a few days before they went on sale to the public. Symphony tickets used to really be a good deal in Houston -- individual concerts went as low as $15 or so. A couple of years ago there was a changing of the guard -- the old symphony management went and the young folks took over. They more than tripled ticket prices and reduced the number of concerts and the number of guest artists. Perhaps it was needed for financial reasons, but it's no longer as good a deal as it used to be. We no longer buy season-long passes; we only purchase smaller "bundles" (which still count as season tickets).

One of my favorite performers (who hasn't returned since the management change) is a violinist named Kennedy (I believe his first name is Nigel). He's a "bad boy" violinist -- among his CD's are a "Kennedy plays Hendrix"! When he came out on stage, he wore a tuxedo top, sweat pants, and bowling shoes. Fabulous performance, though -- he's mainly a classical performer. I don't remember the main piece he played, but his encore was Vivaldi's "Spring" ... the entire hall was completely mesmerized.

I like violinists -- going to see Itzhak Perlman in a couple of weeks and am really looking forward to it.

On to the reading - we'll again pull two cards -- the first suggests something we should focus on for the week. The second suggests things we might consider in order to fully benefit from the attributes of the first card.

The cards are:

Nine of Swords
Six of Swords

Two "Swords" this time -- Swords are typically suggest matters of the intellect ... things like "thought" or "analysis". Therefore, we're going to look at things that enrich -- or trouble -- the mind.

The Nine of Swords suggests "worry" to me. Look at the card -- have you ever been so troubled or worried about something that it kept you from sleeping? That's the sort of troubled worry we're looking at. Maybe not quite that intense -- but more than likely something with that potential to become all-encompassing (although it may be temporary).

The reversal can amplify the message here -- although it also suggests that we may actually not have as much reason to worry as we think we do. Let's take a peek at our second card to see if we can find some help ... The Six of Swords can suggest many things -- but change seems to be a common factor. If we put both cards together, we might consider what may happen if we find ourselves worrying about a potential change. What's curious is that the Six suggests that this change may be something we have sought out -- not something that is forced upon us. So ... if it's something that we have sought, why should it worry us?

Well, change is pretty much always unsettling -- because we're moving from the known to the unknown. No matter how unpleasant the known may have been and no matter how interesting the unknown may be, we're still moving to something new -- which can be troubling.

I think we've all had the experience of a lousy job at some point in our lives -- rotten hours, lousy tasks, moron boss, terrible hours ... that sort of thing. When you finally find something more appealing, it seems you always go through the "job changing blues" when you prepare to switch. It makes no sense at all -- you're moving from an unpleasant situation to a more appealing situation -- but the change still makes you feel uneasy!

I find an easy way to move past this is to look "through" the change and focus on the reasons for the change ... or focus on the goal at the end of the move. Perhaps concentrating on the more appealing aspects of the ultimate goal can help you through any uneasy feelings you may have about having to make a change.

Note that "making a change" may not be the actual item here -- we may be instead in a place where we're not even considering a change because of concern about the trouble of change. Look past the potential trouble -- it's only temporary, after all -- to try and determine if a change is what you really want. If that is your ultimate goal, then the price you pay may seem trivial in comparison.

And that's about it this week; I look forward to seeing you again next week. As always, if you're interested in a private reading, please check out some of the super readers I work with at I also welcome your comments at!

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