Star Births

     I don’t know whether it was because my birthday was approaching at the time or mere coincidence, but this thought passed through my mind. “What if I was born on June 22nd or June 24th, or perhaps just an hour or so different, in either direction, would I have the same personality traits, would I in fact be the same person that I have become, or someone totally different?” If you believe that the stars and their alignments, have an effect on us and our lives,,, then possibly, I could have been a different person altogether….And maybe, just maybe, “I coulda been somebody, I coulda been a contender” as Brando said in “On The Waterfront.”

     But nah, you know, I kinda like who I am and what has resulted from my being born at exactly that date and time. 

     So, I’m not complaining, ’cause,, “I knows what’s I y’am, and I y’am, what’s I y’am”  ~Popeye~

     Have a wonderful Sunday, wherever and whomever you are.

Jake.

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Star Births

Where the stars

are aligned

at the time

of our birth,

thus determines

our disposition

and fate.

But, I can’t help

but wonder,

who or what

I may be,

if I were born

a bit early,

or late.

***

 Jack Downing

June 2012

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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4 Responses to Star Births

  1. Sally says:

    Now I know why we were ,talking”Stella”….have a good one Jack

  2. You are best at whimsy.

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