On this New Moon in Aquarius eve of The Year of the Rabbit, I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to the Tiger for bringing me my new love rscn1541

and for helping me to cultivate tremendous patience … the patience to withstand the unprecedented endurance test he wielded this past year.┬áThe story below truly expresses how I feel about The Year of the Tiger that is passing tonight. Tonight, oh fearsome and elegant beast, you stalk and saunter your way into that gentle night and tomorrow, the sweet hare appears from behind the safety of the verdant bushes and hops lightly into our lives to bring us calm and peace and refuge from the storm of 2010 that was THE TIGER!

The Tiger, the Man and God

A man was being chased by a tiger. He ran as hard as he could until he was at the edge of a cliff with the tiger in hot pursuit. The man looked over the edge of the cliff and saw a branch growing out of the side of the cliff a few feet down. He jumped down and grabbed the branch just as the tiger reached the cliff. The tiger growled viciously as the man sighed a great sigh of relief.

Just then a mouse came out from a crevice and began to chew on the branch. The man looked down to what was a drop of a thousand feet and sure death and looked to the heavens and yelled out, “Dear God, if you are there, please help. I will do anything you ask but please help.”

Suddenly a voice came booming down from heaven, “You will do anything I ask?” it questioned.”

The man shocked to hear a reply to his plea yelled back, “I will gladly do anything you ask, but please save me.”

The voice from heaven then replied, “There is one way to save you but it will take courage and faith.”

The branch began to weaken from the mouse and the tiger was still growling a few feet above the man, “Please, Lord, tell me what I must do and I will do it. Your will is my will.”

The voice from heaven then said, “All right then, let go of the branch.”

The man looked down to a fall of a thousand feet and certain death. He looked up at the hungry tiger a few feet away and he looked at the mouse still chewing on the branch. Then he looked up at the heavens and yelled, “Is there anyone else up there.”