I was reading my horoscope today, as I do every day, and it said something along the lines of “have a friend spring clean”. Now I don’t believe in horoscopes and I don’t rely on them to give me advice on life, but I read them out of curiosity – will they be right, will they get it totally wrong? I’d love to have a belief in something that I truly think works and puts positivity in my life – I would never read a horoscope and then work my day around what it said because this is where problems start. If it said, “Today you will be lucky with money”, I don’t go straight out and buy a lottery ticket, but if it says something like, “Today is a good day to get on with some work” then that’s advice, and I’ll give it a go if I have something to do.
Having said that, my horoscope did ring true to me today – not in a tangible way, but it made me think. I saw an old friend of mine this afternoon when I stopped off at the place where she works. In a GED school we were inseparable – if I was there, so was she and all my other friends knew this. She was, if you like, my second shadow. I didn’t have a problem with it, I enjoyed her company, and she was someone you could rely on. Seeing her today made me realize that I know nothing about her anymore. She’s got a new boyfriend – didn’t know. She is an online GED teacher, and a very successful one – didn’t know. And the topic of conversation stays on the surface – “How is your mum?”, “How is your dad?”, “What are you up to these days?”. It’s sad really but sometimes these things happen.