Well, after a relatively good year in 2010 courtesy of us tigers (secret agent woman and I say “You’re welcome!”), 2011 has been a humdinger of a bad year for many. There were so many tragic incidences that I don’t even want to mention again. Don’t say that secret agent woman and I didn’t warn you about those silly rabbits running the year (Beware the Year of the Rabbit) or should I say “ruining” the year.
Well, now it is the Year of the Dragon. Now what kind of year is a year run by dragons? My mother-in-law is a dragon and my wife reads this blog, so what is a squirrel under duress to say? It will be a GREAT year!
While by now most regular readers will know from the posts on this blog that rabbits are evil, most of you probably think that dragons are mythical creatures and don’t exist and that’s exactly what those sneaky, crafty dragons want you to think.
In Chinese tradition, the dragon is a symbol of potent and auspicious power. Hence many Chinese Emperors used a dragon as their personal emblem. For example, both the Qin and Zhou dynasty emperors were always represented as 5-clawed dragons. More recently, the famed martial arts exponent, Bruce Lee, was also compared with the dragon. Hence his big breakthrough movie in 1973 was called “Enter the Dragon“.
So dragons typically are big movers and shakers but they like to carry out their activities and plans covertly and out of sight. So expect big things to happen in 2012. But unlike evil rabbits, dragons can be both good or bad. If they are good, they do great good but unfortunately, if they are bad then they are bad to the bone. So we can expect the two extremes this year. Get ready for a roller-coaster year.
Now while many of us are unaware that dragons exist and walk amongst us in disguise, there are ways of spotting them. Bosses that breathe fire are probably dragons. Cold blooded reptilian-like dowagers are another giveaway. Take your time and you can begin to see through the mystical veil and see the dragons in their true form.
Take a close look at politicians. They share many characteristics with dragons; they have a lot of hot air, thick hides which are impervious to barbs thrown at them and they speak with forked-tongues. Finally, many dragons tend to keep names that have an association with their reptilian nature. I’m not implying anything but I have always thought that U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, has a rather odd name! Newts are a type of aquatic salamander and in folklore, salamanders are believed to be born from fire and there is even a species called a fire salamander. Coincidence? I think not!
*in case dear reader, you are not familiar to what the picture is referring to, Newt Gingrich made a proposal to sack all inner city school janitors and to pay school children to replace them.
For this reason alone, vote Obama. Or at the very least…….don’t vote Newt! Please!