Ride Across the River: Soldier of Freedom in the Army of the Night

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Dire Straits: “I am a Soldier of Freedom in the Army of the Night.”  That is a song called “Ride Across The River.”  While working on my usual posts, and leaving the Youtube player playing (on top of SomaFM, weird even for me), this song came up.  I found the lyrics to be galvanizing, especially that first sentence: “I am a Soldier of Freedom in the Army of the Night.”

Usually the idea of being a “soldier” is foreign to me.  I know many others have served, but that has not been my path.  Unless you consider what I have been doing for the past few years, writing on WordPress and reblogging the work of other creatives (astrologers, writers, poets, photographers) as “serving” as a “Soldier of Freedom.”  And with my chronic (and often severe) sleep problems, I suppose I would qualify for being a member of the “Army…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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