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28 June 2005 @ 11:16 pm
This week, Rob tells me:

Gemini actress Angelina Jolie has a tattoo on her belly. It reads "Quod me nutruit me destruit," which is Latin for "What feeds me destroys me." I'm not sure I understand all of its implications, but here's what I think are the two main messages: (1) If you grow too comfortable from soaking up nourishing experiences, you'll blunt your lust for the kind of adventures that make you feel fully alive. (2) If you become addicted to what you enjoy, what you enjoy will mess you up. What do you think? In my dream last night, Jolie told me it's the perfect astrological moment for her fellow Geminis to meditate on the meaning of her tattoo.

Didn't realize she was my sign. Good to know.

I'm certainly on top of number one, there. That's a little meditation with which I'm very familiar. I had an experience where I got distinctly too complacent and everything fell apart, and some how I just haven't gotten as complacent in the years since then.

It's not a perfect approach to the problem.

As for the second one - yeah, but I don't think that one's my problem.

[Edit: the Latin quote is apparently from a portrait of Marlowe. Not clear where he got it.]
Lady Phoenixlady_phoenixice on June 29th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
I actually have a comment for this one... please remind me of it next time I see you online or in person.
Ravenslostravenslost on June 30th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
mirror view?
You could always try turning the first one on it's head. You're driven toward excitement and adventure. The possibility of you letting things get in the way of that are slight. However, your drive for adventure and excitement is what tends to fuel your life (not comfort.) Be careful not too pour so much into that, that it also consumes your life.

It is, as it often is, a question of balance.