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马年大吉

5 Feb

“Best wishes for the Year of the Horse” 

Year of the Horse

The water snake is out, the wooden horse is in.

The Chinese Lunar New Year has just passed and whether you follow astrology or not, it’s always nice to have a little reset, especially if you have lost some of the new years’ momentum.

What? I’m starting my new year now!

neil-gaiman-cartoon

Susan Levitt says the Wood Horse year is “a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better.”

NBC News consulted with Feng Shui master, Chen Shuaifu, the 61-year old chairman of the Chinese Feng Shui Association.

He says Sheep, Tigers and Dogs will have a good year. As a Rooster, I’m supposed to enjoy “excellent luck” this year. Works for me!

For all zodiac signs, Chen says 2014 should be the year to travel: “Horses are legendary for their ability to run long distances on great journeys,” he says.

Chen urges those born in the Year of the Horse to be especially mindful of your eyes and hearts this year.

So if your start to the year has been sluggish, get on board! Start again! Plan some travel!

It’s never too late…

YouCanAlwaysBeginAgain

Happy New Year!

8 Jan

I’ve been debating how I want to celebrate the opening of this year…

Today I read a journal entry from the remarkable Neil Gaiman that summed up perfectly what I’ve been trying to get at.

NEIL GAIMAN 2014

“I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.

And for this year, my wish for each of us is small and very simple. And it’s this: 

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

Here’s to mistakes, growth, creation and a delicious 2014 for all of us.

xxx