Friday, January 28, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

"May you live in interesting times", so says the Chinese curse. Soon we shall all live in interesting times indeed, every last one of us: February 3 begins the Chinese Year of the Rabbit.

Rabbit years have always been associated with upheaval, motion, activity, and most of all, sex. An article on Yahoo News quotes a Feng Shui master as stating, "it will be a year of more sex scandals and sexual affairs".

The chaos that comes with a Rabbit year can be of a playful and mischievous sort, much like the happy-go-lucky hippity-hop behavior of bunnies themselves. But remember that one man's mischief can be another man's murder: 1963 was a Rabbit year and John F. Kennedy's head was blown apart by multiple gunshots. The "lone nut" patsy was of course none other than Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was nicknamed "Ozzie Rabbit" (after the Walt Disney cartoon character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit) during his time in the military with David Ferrie.

It's gonna be a bumpy ride. Put me in, coach. We're gonna need a bigger boat. We're gonna take 'em out a whole new door. Always in motion is the future.

1 comment:

  1. Rabbit Years may also bring prosperity, good health, and creative leisure. That would be a welcomed reprieve from the Tiger's Year of economic austerity & strife.

    While those rascally Rabbits are one of my favorite totems, in the related Vietnamese Lunar Calendar it is the Year of the Cat.

    So celebrate your favorite Jellicle, give some respect & deference to Trickster archetypes of every stripe, and laissez les bon temps rouler!