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Less of the Same for All?

Posted on October 2nd, 2007 Filed under Life

The last couple of months have been very trying months for many of you. Among close friends I have heard of some three long-term relationships ending. I’ve heard another three that have fallen on serious hard times, one of which may end in divorce (but I’m hopefully optimistic that it won’t). And then there’s a close friend that I work with that is leaving our company, which I think a parallel would be valid. On a personal level, I am losing two toenails that I am quite literally attached to. All of these events in such a short period of time is really out of the ordinary.

The last time I noticed this was back about this time in 2004 to early 2005. People were breaking up from their long-term relationships. People were changing jobs. I was a player in both. It was a period of transition for a lot of people, and it looks to be happening again some three years later.

I would normally put this all up to coincidence, and I’m not saying it isn’t, but it really got me a thinkin’ about it lately. I figure it could be social. Major changes in friends’ lives can easily bring on action towards changes in your own life due to taking a more intrinsic look at your own situation.

I tried looking into astrology to see if there is any type of ebb and flow in our universe that could prompt people for change at this time. I don’t buy into astrology, but I don’t discount it either. The late Carl Sagan took this stance as well, and he was one of the most logical icons of our time. Scientific studies have shown hard evidence (although hotly contested) that our professions tend to line up with our birth signs. So I looked into this aspect to compare with late 2004. I didn’t find anything. Astrology is so commercialized, it’s hard to find any serious info on the subject, especially here on the Internets.

I don’t really know what the deal is, but I feel for all of you involved. It’s a transitional period. The best of luck to all. My mom had a picture on the wall that read, “When life gives you scraps, make quilts.” Harry Solomon from Third Rock from the Sun, once said, “When life gives you lemons, shut up and eat the damn lemon.” Although somewhat contradictory proverbs, I pass them on. We all need both.

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