2011: The Chinese Year of the Rabbit

I love bunny rabbits.

The Chinese Year of the Rabbit is traditionally associated with home and family, artistic pursuits, diplomacy, and keeping the peace.

Therefore, 2011 is very likely to be a relatively calmer year than 2010 both on the world scene, as well as on a personal level.

And now it's almost time to say goodbye (and good riddance) to the feisty Year of the Tiger 2010.

On a National scale, the Tiger was often unpredictable, overwhelming and frustrating. It always felt like danger was just around the corner.

For example, the biggest lie of the Year of the Tiger was: "Government Takeover of Health Care"

This tiger-sized lie stuck like gorilla-glue.

Sadly we had to drop the "public option" concept that was derided as too much "government intrusion."

The bullies smelled opportunity and didn't let facts get in the way of a great punchline.

Is there any animal more gentle than a rabbit?

I am really looking forward to a saner, sweeter and kinder 2011.


Anonymous said...

Not only is your sharing of what you know about art a generous act of kindness; your political comments – which you might well have left out for fear of offending someone – are courageous, admirable, and in my opinion spot on.

My Painting Studio said...

Thanks for your kind words.

My politics is part of who I am. And I cannot be silent any more. I dislike what is happening to my Country and I fear for our future.