Monday, January 23, 2012

Oriental opening...

The Nine Dragons
Enter the Dragon [Link]. Had a busy weekend: one fortieth birthday party, also my ex's birthday party (yes, yes of course I was invited), my son passing out as a Royal Marine Commando and a Chinese New Year party yesterday afternoon; of course the previous Golden Dragon was in 2000; I suspect the 2012 one may prove more potent and auspicious (the word 'auspicious' is from the Latin auspex, which literally means "bird seer", let's hope they're not vultures...or real dragons!); one common aspect in the belief in dragons is that they are thought to control water and particularly moving water (waterfalls, rivers, seas...rainfall, hurricanes and floods). Click on the image to view the 13th century hand-scroll by Chen Rong in full.

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Paul said...

Congratulations to your son, hope it all works out fine for him.

Span Ows said...

Thanks. I hope so too!