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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

And just why did I feel so good yesterday? The refreshing haircut, yes, but perhaps an auspicious moment to do it. The sun enters Sagittarrius today, my birth sign, and with a full moon no less. A few days ago I felt like a slug; today I feel like a tigress. The past month I have been broody and gloomy and sluggish...that pre-birthday month of introspection which I neglected to recognize. That that lunar month is actually Scorpio probably makes it even worse.

A few days ago, this news would probably have depressed me even more than it does. The story points out that by the next return of the Year of the Tiger, these big cats could actually be extinct in the wild. (Why couldn't it be rats?)

Let's join my muse Vincent to rally around whatever it takes to keep tigers on the planet.

I love how he says, "When the buying stops, the killing can too." You should hear him say it in Chinese.


Kittie Howard said...

Your post is so spot-on! The Washington Post had a long article yesterday about tigers in Russia. They were down to about 20, up to around 3,000, now down to 500. Poaching. Superstitious beliefs across the border in China.

There's a blog I follow, Teresa Evangeline. Another blog, A Taste of Denmark. I think you and she they are soul sisters. If you get a chance, please check out their blogs. Both are great about following and commenting.

Thanks for your lovely comment. I spent 9 Thanksgivings in Hawaii. Couldn't understand why they were so much into turkey until a local gal said it was their chance to whoop it up! I chuckled but I think she was right. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

baroness radon said...

And don't you just love Vincent?

sybil law said...

So freaking depressing.