So long Fire Rooster ... Hello Earth Dog

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So long Fire Rooster ... Hello Earth Dog

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:11 am

Roosters are known worldwide as the heralds of a new day ... announcing it before it actually begins.

2017 as the year of the Fire Rooster simply announced the 'dawn' of a new 'day' ... 2018 should reveal some characteristics of this new 'day' ... ... it's a 12 year cycle ... don't expect too much. :-)

2018 is the year of the Earth Dog ... and since dogs are known as man's best friend ... maybe a good omen.

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Apparently Donald Trump was born in the year of the dog and is the only US President born in the Year of the Dog to actually serve in a Year of the Dog. Hmmm! :-)

The 2018 Olympics straddles both years ... maybe the peace initiatives we witnessed will stretch out beyond the Olympics and beyond Korea.
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Re: So long Fire Rooster ... Hello Earth Dog

Postby Zero_Sum » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:46 am

Beware of blind optimism as it becomes a fool's errand.
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Re: So long Fire Rooster ... Hello Earth Dog

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:19 am

Zero_Sum wrote:Beware of blind optimism as it becomes a fool's errand.


Practical advice for fools ... thanks. :-)

OTH ... "shifting sands" open up new horizons ... invisible to the blind. :-)

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