Tuesday, May 3, 2011
But that doesn't mean I don't read my stars.
Even though I know that they're cut to fit the space in magazines and newspapers. That scene in Paper Giants where a features writer and an editorial assistant wrote them didn't really surprise me. I laughed. When I worked on mags, we always had real astrologers 'do' the stars. But we'd chop out a line or two to make the design work. Who knows what planetary chaos we caused?
So why do I read them? Hope. No matter what thought it is that's top of my mind, the stars can be read to fit. 'You'll have a great day' can mean anything from the sun shining in the morning to my ship finally coming in. Depending on what I'm fretting about most. Even if careful reading of every star sign on the page proves that every single star sign will be having the same great day (and we should all call the same 1500 number for more exciting details). Cynical, me? Not cynical enough to stop reading.
So tell me, what's your sign? And do you read your stars?