2013 bears the Chinese Zodiac Symbol of the "Snake" in the "Water" element. We like to think of this particular year in the sense of a "water serpent" and not so much a snake in the ground. The multifaceted wisdom gathered from ancient Chinese traditions in connection to nature and universal energies lead us to understand how this particular year is so appropriately different from last year's symbol, the Dragon.
The Snake as a unique creature has so much to teach us:
*A Snake can blend in with nature and adapt
*A Snake can bend and make detours
*A Snake can compress or stretch when situation demands it
*A Snake is cautious, observant, but decisive at the right moment
*A Snake moves slowly and silently, but swift when the right moment arrives
*A Snake is able to shed old skin and renew
This year we spent Chinese New Year's Day with old and new friends at our casual Tea Party with goodies to eat and stories to share. We appreciate your support and encouragement for us to continue our multicultural activities and serve the community.
Pearl Weng Liang Huang, Founder of
Ru Yi Studio of Multicultural Arts