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April 7, 2004
Retrograde has arrived. Communication is off-kilter, with static on the phone lines, misunderstandings and misinterpretations in live conversation, and conversational threads that are dropped entirely and mail not picked up out of the mailbox. Perhaps because I am aware it is retrograde and I am more cautious and able to see where things are going awry, but I find myself seeking repeated assurances that the intended meaning is received. Even small little bits that are not correctly processed can have significant unexpected results.