The Day of IdiosyncrasyPosted: December 7, 2012
According to the authors of the book The Secret Language of Birthdays, December 7th is the Day of Idiosyncrasy. Those born on this day are said to consider themselves different or peculiar or just plain weird.
That sounds about right to me. I’ve always considered myself a little outside of the range of normal. December 7th people are also drawn to others who are a little peculiar or outside of the range of the normal. Because we’re cool that way.
The meditation for those of us born on this day (again, from The Secret Language of Birthdays) is:
You will meet yourself wherever you go.
Well, that seems a tad peculiar, doesn’t it? Even so, I understand it. Because I’m weird that way. 😉
The authors warn that people born on December 7 need to be careful that they don’t become too peculiar, especially as they age. Since I am now another year older, I will be on guard for that propensity. The health advice includes encouraging December 7th people to make “frequent trips to bucolic areas of restful, natural beauty.” The fresh air, apparently, will encourage those of us born on this date to exercise more. I can’t argue with that. I always get some form of exercise when I go outside, even if it’s just a walk.
I don’t think it’s too peculiar that I would visit a conservatory and take photos of hallways and ceilings and stairways, pretty much avoiding the flowers.
You don’t think that’s odd, do you?
Just in case you might think it’s a strange thing to do, I did take one or two of the obligatory flower shots. Just for you, and as a way of preserving myself from becoming too weird.
I’m kidding. Not about the obligatory shots, but about any worries that people would think I’m odd. I encourage that sort of thinking. Without going overboard, I hope. As for the flowers, I have a bazillion shots of flowers and don’t think I need to add a few hundred more to my collection.
I did like the hibiscus flowers, though, and couldn’t resist them.
The stairways and hallways were amazingly free of people last Sunday morning so it didn’t seem right not to take a few shots of them here and there. I hadn’t really expected to take many photos at all, having visited the Franklin Park Conservatory on several occasions. I wasn’t expecting anything too new or different. I was there for a morning walk on a rainy day, and got in free because I am a member of the Cleveland Botanical Garden (a lot of the botanical gardens, conservatories, and arboretums have a reciprocal thing going on for their members).
It’s rainy here in the Bogs today. I woke up during the night to the sound of rain and stayed awake for a while listening to it. I don’t know why, but I find it a very soothing sound. It eventually put me back to sleep.
That should do it from the Bogs for today. The weekend will be filled with birthday celebrations, including a get-together with friends. I’m looking forward to it.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a delightful weekend!