This past weekend, I happened upon a psychic. She was sitting at a table with an empty chair in front of her so I made the impulsive decision to sit down. Within moments, the psychic was telling me that someone whose name starts with M was very important to me, and someone whose name starts with J would become so. She was a very assertive psychic who told me to place lapis lazuli on my desk and tend the houseplants of my relationships and remember that as a writer my animal is the fox.
Yes, she said. The fox tells you to be observant of the small details. Your problem, if you don’t mind me saying, is that you get caught up in the big details and lose track of the people and things that bring you happiness. A fox knows that dinner rests in the small details. Stay with the fox in the woods, she said.
So here are three things about foxes…
#1. A Picture.
#2. A Stop Motion Animation.
#3. A Song.
“Fox in the snow, where do you go
To find something you could eat?
Cause the word out on the street is you are starving
Don’t let yourself grow hungry now
Don’t let yourself grow cold
Fox in the snow”
(I walked into a shop this morning and this very song by Belle and Sebastian was playing. Eerie.)