The year of the Dragon.
On January 23d we’re entering the year of the Dragon according to the Chinese calendar. A person that is born in a year of the dragon will be successful in business, will be gratified, rich and famous. Unfortunately for us born in the year of the Dragon this only happens to people born on special dates and I was apparently not born on one of those 🙂 🙂 🙂
Well I was sort of well known in horticultural circuits for a while, but I wouldn’t say I was famous and gardeners are never rich, we don’t seem to have that economical part of the brain totally developed 🙂 🙂 🙂 So I was certainly not successful in business 🙂 🙂 🙂 But I did have fun and that’s not bad at all 🙂
For those of You that doesn’t know what I’m talking about here is the story: According to Buddhist tradition Buddha summoned all animals on the earth to get a chance to meet them before he died. Only twelve came and these were: The rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, goat, Ape, Rooster, Dog and Pig and to honor these animals Buddha named the years after them.
Each Year has the carachteristis´ks of the animals as well, for instance those born in the year of the rat are smart, curious and charming. In China they also include the five elements in this and these are Metal, Fire, water, earth and wind and these are placed on every animal and after 60 years every animal has been together with all these elements. I’m for instance a wood dragon, a down to earth person according to this.
Unfortunately dragons doesn’t seem to have lots of energy and this dragon is rather tired right now 🙂 It is time to make a pot of tea and a couple of sandwiches. After that I think I’ll watch a movie, there’s nothing special on tv. Or I might just go to bed 🙂 Winter seems to have come now and tomorrow evening we might get up to 15cm (6 inches) of snow.
Have a great day!