Notte Bianca Retrospective # 8: Pisces

Hello all!

More than a week has already passed since we started publishing all guestbooks that are left after the Notte Bianca. The exhibition turned out to be a great success for us all. We are truly grateful for all comments and your kind words – you need to know that they mean so much to us! Thank you kindly once again for participating, taking your time to write and sharing your life stories with us!

Pisces logo prepared for Notte Bianca, made by Rita and scanned by Malicia

Today’s guestbook belongs to Pieces. The Fish are very interesting folk! They belong to the water signs and are ruled by planet Neptune. Everything around reminds them of water – yesterday, today, tomorrow are like waves, coming and going away. The Fish people are considered by many to be hopeless romantics, completely unrealistic dreamers. There are no fixed dates or deadlines for them, if they have to do something, they will do it in their own time. They are perfectionists and do not like to be rushed. Despite the popular belief, Pisces have very focused and technical minds – they can find employment as scientists, developers, IT engineers, detectives and forensic experts. Did you know that Pisces is the most popular zodiac sign among geniuses and inventors? Their motto is panta rhei – everything flows. Or rather, everything changes and moves constantly – instead of hurry, things needs to be examined and carefully observed. So, let us take a closer look at what the other Pisces have to say about themselves!

Pisces background, written by Rita and scanned by Mal

The first comment in the guestbook is a long one! Signed only with “Me!”, we understand that the author is a person born under the sign of Fish and wrote from a personal experience. The post reads: “Care too much for everybody and not able to do that for themselves. They care about everything but are frustrated at having no power. Pisces engender much envy and travel a hard road most of their lives. They love well and truly. Pisces women have a rod of steel in their backs. We travel to the beat of different drum! Must be near water. Very creative!”.

Pisces guestbook page scanned by Malicia

Another page has been shared by two friends, Karolina and ZED, both Pisces. They have jokingly enlisted best traits and faults of one another, proving that Fish can have a great time and a little bit of a malicious sense of humor as well. Their comments were left in Polish and can be translated to:

“ZED                                                     KAROLINKA

– brusque or surly                                 – hardworing

– mean                                                  – kind

– nasty                                                  – responsible

– TROLL                                                 – helpless

– honest                                                – has a good intuition

– in reality he is a very warm                – romantic

  and caring person                                – has many complexes  

– he knows how to dive : )                   – undervalued

                                                             – currently learns how to dive : ) ”

Pisces guestbook page scanned by Malicia

Marvin and Nemo, another pair visiting the exhibition, left their comment on page three. They drawn two fish representing them and Marvin added “I found him!!!”. She also commented that “Pisces are funny and witty”. Daniel Craig, current James Bond actor, is known for his charming personality, sense of humor and witty remarks.

Pisces guestbook page scanned by Malicia

 Pisces are also very poetic. Raycine born on 15th of March 1986 (such a beautiful name!) wrote this smart note: “Hard headed in every step of life…water is the home place for such people…water can create valleys, shape the Earth, destroy the iron, and that’s what the people with this zodiac sign can also do!”. Indeed, Bruce Willis and Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris, can do it easily – on and off screen of course!

Pisces guestbook page scanned by Malicia

Reading through the guestbooks, we discover sometimes a random comment that has nothing to do with the theme of an exhibition or anything/anyone else. Our next note, left by an anonymous contributor, is a great example of such creativity. It reads “I *heart* my boat”. Maybe the author was born under the sign of Pisces and wishes to voice his/hers love for water and yachting? Or maybe the boat is called “the Fish”? Anyway, we decided to include this page just for the sake of this record (and because it made us laugh too!)

Pisces guestbook page scanned by Malicia

Two other anonymous comments bring us back to the topic. The first one thinks that Pisces are: “Too helpful sometimes… We help others and forget our own needs”. The second author fully supports the sentiment by simply adding two words: ”I Agree”.

Pisces guestbook page scanned by Malicia

Similar situation is repeated again on the following page: two comments, both anonymous, and authors that are supporting each other’s opinions. The first comment states: “We are very perceptive and considerate people!”. The other author however do not limits himself/herself to adding “I agree” only, but decorates the page with a cartoon drawing of two smiling fish and encourages the readers to “Go Fishy!!”.

Pisces guestbook page scanned by Malicia

The penultimate entry is a very long one. Yet again written by an anonymous guest, it tells us a story about one of the author’s acquaintances. It mentions: “I know a man who is Pisces but doesn’t look like
– He is careless
– He is intelligent
– He can do many kind of things in a different way
– I don’t know about his feelings but he feels different, he behaves different.
– Also, he is Scottish. He said, he can be a different kind of Pisces!”.

Pisces guestbook page scanned by Malicia

On the last page, we find three different comments. The first one has been contributed by Stephen Nixon from England, born on 27th of February 1966 and it is the only completely graphic comment in this guestbook. Stephen didn’t write anything – instead he drawn a strongman symbol, signifying that Pisces are not easily to break. Another note came from James Dickson who shares his time between UK and Malta. James wrote: “Very modest, exceptionally clever, artistic and inventive (maybe a liar)”. The last entry is anonymous.  It says: “Beautiful from the inside, fragile but not afraid to show it, idealistic, never materialistic, creative, and absolutely loveable”.

Pisces guestbook page scanned by Malicia

Now we know a lot about Pisces! Indeed, they are very creative and innovative – they can be ahead of their times. They are idealistic and strong and can overcome great obstacles. At the same time they are very down to Earth, with great sense of humor and a healthy dose of sarcasm! Pisces can also be artistic and very sensitive (Kurt Cobain), romantic (John Bon Jovi), talented innovators and teachers (Albert Einstein) and simply geniuses (Michael Saul Dell and Steve Jobs).

Thanks for your attention.
Please come back soon!

Xxxx Rita and Mal D.

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