20 February 2009

Above the Dragon

For your horoscope in the 2009 Year of the Ox, go here and click on the year of your birth here.

In June of 1961 I graduated from high school and started at Mount San Antonio College in September. About a month after starting, my aunt needed the car for the day and I was stuck in the student center at noon with no classes and no bus until four. There was only one thing to do. I stood on a table and yelled, "Who wants to drive me home?" A good looking young man yelled back, "I will". That is how fate intervenes and two people dispense with the next ten years of their lives.

We married in August of 1962 and moved to northern California. As the Year of the Rabbit approached in early February of the following year, I was eight months along into doing what rabbits do best. (As Nancy Reagan once said, "Go ahead and count!") So what is the most sensible thing to do ... why head for the steep hills of San Francisco, Chinatown, and the Chinese New Year's parade.

Now I am just barely 5'4" while my former husband was 6'2". This left me down in the middle of a huge jostling crowd unable to see a darn thing. Fortunately, San Francisco has a lot of old buildings and old buildings have decorative ledges which presented a solution as long as I was willing to make a fool of myself. The husband and another cooperative gentleman lifted me up to put my rear on the ledge with the expectant bulge to the front while they stood below me with my legs over their shoulders as if they were the edge of an easy chair.

There I perched very obviously about to explode at a moment's notice atop my gentlemanly bearers watching the dragon dance his way into a year of good fortune. Which just might explain why two weeks later the littlest bunny that was supposed to arrive on my nineteenth birthday on March 2 put in his appearance on February 21. That year's biggest hit song was on the radio when he was brought in to me for the first time:

Christopher Alan will be 46 tomorrow. Happy Birthday Honey.


Rabbits are private individuals, a bit introverted and withdrawn. People born into this sign would rather work behind-the-scenes instead of being the center of attention in any situation. Do not misunderstand…the Rabbit is not a recluse. In fact, he is a reasonably friendly individual who enjoys the company of a group of good friends whether at a business dinner or a holiday party. Rabbits just like to be a part of the gang as opposed to the leader of it.

Rabbits, like their animal counterparts, are quite calm people who do not exhibit aggressive behavior and will avoid confrontation at all costs. When angry about something, a Rabbit will approach it calmly and considerately, hardly ever raising his voice or becoming visibly annoyed. Because of their serenity, Rabbits seem to miss things, whether they are confrontational in nature or not. However, the Rabbit is quite keen and pays close attention to the situations developing around him. He is intelligent and quick and can talk himself in or out of most situations with no problem.

The Chinese Rabbit is one of the most stylish creatures of the Chinese Animal Signs and finds interest in different cultures. He is classy and sophisticated, and can be found adorning one of the latest fashion magazine cover looks. Rabbits also like artistic ventures, such as painting and music and are generally quite present in these worlds. They love to express themselves, which is evident when joining them at home for a function or a cup of coffee.


The Piscean Rabbit is quite a complex person. He is creative and will work best in relaxed, peaceful situations where his creativity can be explored and put to good measure.


Linda said...

Happy Birthday to Christopher and what a great story to go along with it! I'm cracking myself up trying to put together the whole visual on this one and thinking it was a good thing your water didn't break while you were sitting on that ledge!

carol g said...

Happy Birthday, Christopher.

I am amazed at our life similarities, Jamie. My first son, also named Christopher (middle name is Lee), was born on February 19th (1971). And I believe our second children were both born on September 26th.

Jamie said...

Yes. Chris on 2/21/63 and Lani on 9/26/64 - then I figured out what was causing the growths. :-)

Travis said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

This Eclectic Life said...

Well, happy birthday to Christopher. What a fun story. I'm glad you didn't go into labor while watching the parade. I'll have to go check out the signs. I'm a Piscean Horse. I didn't know you could check the two!

I knew YOUR birthday was around the corner (mine follow is by a few days). Glad you told us the exact date.