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February 25th to 28th 2002
MONDAY FEBRUARY 25
How is it for God?
Over the weekend, I discovered a new world. Well, new to me anyway. My kids have been going there for some while. This world exists within a computer and involves lots of animated people in a rather twee environment. The characters have needs and problems which you can help them with. Or not, if you prefer. You can direct their lives, plant ideas in their minds and rebuild their homes for them. On Saturday, at bedtime, I overheard Sofi (10) talking to her older sister, "What do you think it must feel like to be God?" Jemima (12) replied wisely, "I expect it must be like playing with a computer simulator all day long."
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26
If you consult your calendar it will tell you that the Full Moon is tomorrow. This is quite correct - but it does not tell us the whole story. The Moon will be full at 9.17am on Wednesday morning. Therefore, by the time we get to Wednesday night, it will be starting to wane again. It will, of course, LOOK just as full and fat tomorrow as it does tonight but if you ask me "When is the night of the Full Moon?" I am much more inclined to say that it must be tonight. I do not personally know a great many werewolves or vampires - but I am reliably informed that people of these persuasions tend to hold much the same opinion.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27
Moon in Virgo
Every month, the Moon is Full in a different zodiac sign. There are exceptions to this rule but these don't occur too often. Once in a blue moon - so as to speak. Whenever the Moon is full, it is always because it passing through the opposite part of the sky to the sign that the Sun happens to be passing through. Right now, the Sun is in Pisces. The opposite sign to Pisces is Virgo. That's where the Moon is now. It is full - in the sign of the harvest goddess.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28
He was of course, far more than a comedian. Comedians make us laugh. Spike made us think. In a word full of stupid, selfish, narrow-minded idiots, his was a voice of sanity. He had clarity, wisdom and courage. The only way that the crazy people could cope with this was to dismiss him as a silly goon. Although I never met him, I am proud to have lived on the planet for some of the same time that he was. I wish he were still here. In one way, he still is. The true value of Spike's lasting legacy is only just now beginning to be appreciated.
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