Horoscope for the Week beginning 20 July 2009

And what a week it will be, well, it already is!

The sky, in its blue imitation of infinity, will shower nonsense poetry into the heads of all those of a mind to heed it.  There are some wonderful sounds to be had this week: words like gumdrop, pernickety, codswallop, and shiny, mixed with a good amount of rumble, trickster, riot and grouch.  By tomorrow, you will have ears as big as open doors, flapping to catch all the good things to hear.  By Wednedsay, this infection will have swept through your friends, causing spontaneous outbreaks of poetic proselytising and moments of pure genius buried amongst the sheer, teeming volume of words pouring out of every known orifice.  By Thursday, you will have ridden the hump of it, now with time on your hands to murmur the occasional, unbidden haiku as you side-saddle your way to Friday, when, all tuckered out, you make camp in a room empty of all words, where the tweets of birds and trees twirling in the wind remind you of the silence that belies all language and leaves you simple, sated, serene, sssh.

The Bloggers’ Curse

I almost got it – the knife to the gut, the pale cold hand of no-more-hereafter.  

BUT I survived, and here I am to blog about it!

That’s right: I survived the bloggers’ curse, that slithering creature which creeps up on bloggers near and far, about three months into any blogging effort, and stifles the best intentions with such evil whispers as:

– “other commitments”

– “no one reads this blog anyway”

– “I’ve got nothing to say”

Hah!  It almost had me right where it wanted me, turning my face away from computers everywhere for fear of contracting the next stage of the curse: “bloggers guilt.”  That would  have been the final nail in the coffin.

Well, a kick up the backside from an anonymous friend was the panacea.  So, here I am, back on the blog waves, and my apologies for being a slacker.  I can’t promise it won’t happen again, but I’ll be on my guard against the sly whispers that hound bloggers everywhere from now on.