nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

This phrase has been in my mind for the last few days.  Not because anything terrible has happened – quite the reverse, in fact.  It’s just that when unexpected things happen it’s terribly human to think maybe you ought to have seen it coming.  As an astrologer that feeling intensifies exponentially.  But even though I did see elements of what’s occurring coming I just never imagined it arriving the way it has.  Actually, I don’t see how I could have without ruining it.

The future is such a funny commodity.  You can’t get there by wishful thinking or the bus.  You can only get there from here, from being in this moment.  It’s only in retrospect that you can see how this moment led to the next and the one after that until you got here, in this new moment.

Which is why, to quote Alice Walker, you should “look closely at the present you are constructing, it should look like the future you are dreaming.”

(She didn’t say this, but NOT the Spanish Inquisition, don’t dream of that)