Sometimes I just feel crossways with the world. I can’t get my point across or I drop everything in sight or I just don’t like anything. When I looked at this turtle, my Dad’s totem by the way, I realized that the turtle had just done exactly what he wanted to do. He got up on the log. No matter that he most likely wanted to get in line with it eventually, he had taken the first step and succeeded. So maybe being crossgrained or crossways isn’t as bad as it sometimes seems. Further, it could be the first step to a goal or to something that’s always been desired. After all it’s easier to cut a board across the grain than to rip it. Does being in line all the time strike you as interesting or goal oriented?