Today, we welcome in the Chinese New Year! This is the Year of the Rabbit. Although I am always excited to welcome in a new year, I am a little sad to say farewell to the Year of the Tiger. Why? Because I was born in the Year of the Tiger! Can you tell I tried to evoke empathy for the poor, cast-aside tiger in these photos? The tiger is in focus while Claire and Ren, in the background with their bunnies, are out of focus and therefore slightly blurry. Maybe I should play with this a bit more in Photoshop to make it more moody.
Do any of my 2007 China travel-mates remember hearing fire-crackers going off at night in Jiangxi during the Spring Festival leading up to CNY? That sound will always remind me of those blissful first days with my first child, Claire-bear. I wonder how many of us share that particular memory trigger.
Happy Chinese New Year to all of my readers who observe this holiday!