Your horoscope: "tomorrow is your lucky day"
Your horoscope: take it or leave it?
|Horoscope Vending Machine.
Little Lifesavers and Wishing Wells
Although we don't believe in horoscopes, we
do accept their offer of distraction from everyday life. We like their
air of joking, gossiping and "maybe"s, their quality to
be a trigger to the mind, their good entertainment value.
Throwing coins in public ponds and fountains is a well-known custom
(wishing wells) – what if some of these public ponds and fountains
would actually sell you something in return for your money?
If the news is bad you don't take it, if
it's good you do
You throw a coin in your horoscope vending machine (public pond or
fountain). A little iceboat is released from its ground; it carries
a lifebelt which has been inscribed with your horoscope. You watch
the boat make its way to the surface, you read the horoscope. If it
is to your liking, you take it along with you, use it as a toy, a
talisman, a piece of jewelry maybe. If it isn't, you leave it on its
boat. The boat dissolves, the horoscope drops to the ground and will
(with Bas and Louise.)