Tuesday, April 15, 2008

what to do with an empty cage...


Remember all the birds, I mean, the Zoo I had inside my head? Well, the other day they flew away. Like birds should. And I was left with an empty cage. It wasn't easy. I kept looking at the empty cage and it made absolutely no sense. Having colourful birds inside was so much nicer, they made my days much brighter, the birds sang to me when I was bored. So I fed them every day...

But then someone came (let's say he was called Saturn) and opened the window for the cage and the birds flew. He told me: "You don't need this right now!" and the part of me that loved the birds (let's call it Progressed Moon in Pisces, the dreamer) replied: "What? You can't be serious!" and started crying. Oversensitive, you see? But Saturn, who these days lives in Virgo and loves things that are real, didn't even give the Moon a second look. The Moon is sulking right now. Every time I look at her I see sadness in her eyes but I know she'll get better because Saturn is only fair and he knows what's good for me.

I've been trying to find another use for the cage, maybe decorate it with other things. I don't think it'd be very nice to put something living inside it again, do you? Maybe I can recycle it. Funnily enough, while you were reading my previous post (certainly a work of birds), I was here worrying about the empty cage.

*the photo is from last year's RedBull AirRace here in Porto.

12 comments:

Violet said...

oh, I hate it when that happens. saturn is very mean on pisces.
and though saturn eventually is good, it can be pretty nasty unnecessarily. At least it seems so at the time..... :/ Eventually it seems the natier he is the more the learnings are engraved in our brain.
Anyway, I empathize.
I hope u find saturnine birds to live happily in that cage.

kimananda said...

You know, I've heard that if you leave some food out where it can be seen (but not reached by other animals), then the birds will come visit you from time to time. The cage was never really needed. It was only insecurity that made it seem like it was.

Is Saturn in Virgo right now? That explains why I'm feeling so much better about my own limitations. They seem natural somehow.

missalister said...

Devil! You’re leaving clues all over the place: “Fearless,” the Pisces comment at Phish’s, the birth comment at Kimananda’s, and now “what to do with an empty cage…” Something sunshiny is going on and you’re melting into mush and maybe soon you’ll be just dripplets of doting beading up where a blog used to be! I don’t suppose you can be convinced merely by my imploring to just put the cage in the attic and spill the beans already?! ;-)

Chloe said...

oh the empty cage syndrome. well if they don't come back, you can always make new birds. More colourful than before too. x

Devil Mood said...

Violet: Yes, it seems unecessarily nasty but I want to believe it's not. I wonder if there are saturnine birds - they probably look like pidgeons lol
I remembered Saturn is opposite your Sun now. How are you feeling?

Kim: Yes. I was also going to add that with the birds inside the cage, I could never really see them flying, you know. Didn't have the full experience.
Yes, Saturn is retrograde now at 1 degree Virgo. I'm glad the transit is working well for you! :)

MissAlister: lol my blog won't become a line of dots, rest assured. I just didn't have another way of talking about this that wasn't metaphorical. Know this also: I'm not pregnant! lol

Chloe: I'm sure I will! Sooner or later...

Niall said...

If I lean over to my left..I can see the Moon right now..very high she is...

You know..birds don't really belong in cages..but if you view the whole sky as a cage..then every bird is yours!..they are free and so are you.

Dr.John said...

Let the birds come and go. They will make your life brighter.

Violet said...

hehe pidgeons? yes, they must look not exotic at all..grey.

I'm not feeling saturn now fortunatly, but I've had very bad health since the year began, and until a month ago. and very low energy. that's what it felt like. =/

chrispito said...

ooooOOOOoooo

that's my wee owl hooting at you.

Have you ever read 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?' It's a beautiful book.

shammi said...

How very nice this is...

m said...

j!!!
hiiii
visited chamki's blog..w.as online after aaaages today. and saw your comment!
i miss your edgy and insightful writing!
write to me!! :)
lol.
how're you?
would you like to come to nepal too?
im on my way back to glasgow...a small sinking feeling in my chest for leaving lovely kathmandu behind...

Devil Mood said...

Niall, like I told you yesterday, that is a way of thinking that I shall meditate on :)

Dr.John: Agree. Thanks :)

Violet: The main effect may have been before the exact opposition, it usually works that way I think. Glad you're feeling better.

Chrispito: I've heard of that book, but haven't read it. But that's also a song by Alicia Keys and she keeps singing in my head these days.

Shammi: hi, thank you!

M: Hellooo! I understand you must be feeling some sadness already. I miss you too and I will write to you in Glasgow, ok? This time I absolutely promise :)