The year of the rabbit has indeed been difficult for a rat

According to the Chinese zodiac, the rabbit is known to be the luckiest out of all the twelve animals. It symbolizes mercy, elegance, and beauty. Seems peaceful. Seems nice. I like bunnies.

However, for those born in a year of the rat, the year of the rabbit may not be so good. That’s what I read at the beginning of the year. I was born in the year of the rat. I thought maybe certain things wouldn’t go my way. Boy, have things gone awry!

From losing a spouse to endless medical visits and scans, to someone smashing into my parked car, this year has been tough. And, it’s only the third month. Oh, did I mention someone tried to steal my dead spouse’s identity? And then, one of my favorite actors who I got to meet last summer – Lance Reddick- just died suddenly. Craziness.

Sometimes, there are just things that happen. Bad things that happen bit after a bit. At some point, there must be a rainbow. I sure hope!

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  1. Mimi,
    I’m not sure when the Chinese new year begins, because it is based on a lunar cycle, but it is linked to a 12-annual year pattern, which correlates to the earth’s position with respect to the sun, so both moon and sun are significant to this version of measuring time.

    In any case, dialog with you has inspired me to write a blog, soon, about finding joy in the Now, which is ultimately all we have. I did contact an old college friend who had told me about his sister’s life in a Christian commune, whose group revelled in “joy”, so this is the upshot of my next planned blog, for which I credit your contribution.

    Joy to you . . .


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