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Perspective is an intersting thing and admittedly, I don't always have it. My horoscope today confirmed this, when it suggested to me that I seek out the glamorous and romantic solutions to life's problems, at the same time being blissfully unaware that it's my preferred style.
Interesting and probably, though very slightly, true.
This afternoon's phone call from Jenn brought me back to earth, more or less, as Jenn mused about her own search for perspective (she's a Leo too, by the way). Jenn's point of view was to apply "The 90-year old" theory. That is to say, when you're a drooling 90-year old in the nursing home, will you still be dwelling on this problem?
Jenn's is obviously a theory from the "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff" stable and I hear her. In fact, I think it makes lovely sense. It's about letting go of the stuff that really doesn't matter in the long run, and will ultimately be lost in the fullness of time (or my own misty brain and drooly demeanour). Either way, I think it helps you shake off the drama, and grin and bear the day. I'm sure Steven Covey and that "Who Moved My Cheese" guy would be pretty impressed.
So for the foreseeable future, I'm going to approach life's dramas with my usual Leo flair for the glamorous, but as a 90-year old, with all the drool and wisdom that it brings. Let's see what happens.