Today is the last day of solar Pisces for the year & birthday of the fabulous Ovid; (43BC to AD18)
You can read his awesome Art Of Love online. Amazing how stunningly relevant and funny something written thousands of years ago can be. There is a cute little Daily Mail article on hs beauty & love advice here.
“If I heard a voice from heaven say “live without loving”, I’d beg off. Girls are such exquisite hell. When desires slaked, when I’m sick of the whole business, some kink in my wretched nature drives me back. It’s like riding a hard-mouthed horse, that bolts headlong, foam flying from his bit and won’t answer the rein -
…Or being aboard a ship, on the point of docking, in harbour, when a sudden squall blows you back to sea: That’s how the veering winds of desire so often catch me – Hot Love up to his lethal tricks again. All right, boy skewer me, I’ve dropped my defences, I’m an easy victim. Why, by now Your arrows practically know their own way to the target And feel less at home in their quiver than in me. I’m sorry for any fool who rates sleep a prime blessing and enjoys it from dusk to dawn…Night In. Night out. What’s sleep but cold death’s reflection?
Plenty of time for rest when you’re in the grave. My mistress deceives me – so what? I’d rather be lied to than ignored. I can live on hope….”