Today, January 23, begins the Chinese New Year. The Year of the Rabbit is now behind us, and the Year of the Dragon has begun.
But lucky for me, just as the Year of the Rabbit was coming to a close, a bunny hopped into my life. I am now the proud foster parent of Honey Bunny, my daughter’s cloud-gray bunny, who I am looking after while she follows her dreams in New York City.
So, though the Year of the Rabbit has ended, my Year of the Bunny has just begun!
And what does the Year of the Dragon mean for dreamers? I consulted my sister on this one, as she lives in Japan and has put more thought than I have into the Chinese zodiac. She pointed out that the Dragon is the only mythical creature in the Chinese Zodiac. Thus, the Dragon year might be a time to celebrate imagination, and to explore our personal myths through the imagery of our dreams.
Happy Chinese New Year to all!