Saturday, August 29, 2009



I'm sitting in an Italian Restaurant in Lijiang, listening to Frank Sinatra.  This is China, 2009!  'Opps, there goes another rubber tree plant!'

"Wood, residing in the East, governs the 'qi' (pronounced 'chi' - energy) of Spring.  Metal in the West, governs that of autumn.  For this reason, wood governs the process of life-giving, and metal governs those processes  of death."  (Dong Zhongshu, 2nd C. BC).

Note: I, being a 'metal dragon,' (according to Chinese astrology) am involved with 'death' more than 'life.' Autumn my favorite time of year (being born December 11th).