Necessity, the Mother of Invention
Ignorance, the Mistress of Re-Invention
Happy Lunar New Year
Wishing you all a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous Year of the Horse
Historical fiction mostly, but also some multi-genre stories & anecdotes
Happy Lunar New Year to you too Eric, and as I’m posting this comment on the 1st of Feb, White Rabbits to you too. 🙂 (Don’t ask!!) xPenx
Ah yes, PennyG dear – I know all about white rabbits now – from our exchange last year 🙂
Peace and blessings,
Thou hast a fantastic memory Sirrah… 🙂 xx
This was well done. Hope you had a great New Year
Thank you Padmini – and yes, I did 🙂
Happy new year! I was curious and had to look it up… it seems I’m an ox 🙂
Thank you, Janna, for your well wishes. I appreciate this.
The only caveat is, when someone says, I’m in my 40’s, it is easier to guess their age as the zodiac rotates once every 12 years. Therefore, for celebrities, especially those who are coy about their age – they don’t want to let on their Chinese zodiac sign. For the rest of us mortals – no issues.
All good tidings for the New Year of the Horse,
Greetings and best wishes for the coming year, from one goat to another…
Ah, I knew we had more in common than mere good looks 🙂
Wishing you my personal best for many more Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Years ahead, Cynthia dear.
– Eric –
Kung hei fat choy xxxxxxxxxx
Thank you, Willow dear 🙂
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
You call it reinvention-mistress; I call it Hell’s only path…
I missed reading you dear Eric
Peace & Light
I like that, Mira dear – “Hell’s only path…” It says much.
Happy to have you back. I suppose the demands of living takes precedence for all of us. I’ve cut down my postings from daily to thrice a week.
Peace and blessings,
and to you as well, eric ) best, beth
Thank you, Beth.
All good wishes too,
I take this in two ways :
i) Ignorance of an invention leads someone to re-invent the wheel, blissfully happy of his discovery; OR
ii) Ignorance in the “peril” of marriage, finds a mistress to discover that he has just re-inventedf the wheel … LOL.
Wishing you a Happy New Year – as you know those born in the year of the Sheep as yourself are the luckiest zodiac sign this year. So make all the wonderful things happen for you with great divine help !!!
Hello Jasey dearest,
We see it all around us – people, instituitions and even governments committing the same errors repeatedly.
Love your take on mistresses – in time, no better than the original. LOL! Might as well remain with the wife, I reckon.
Thank you dear, for your good wishes for the Year of the Horse. My personal best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Year of the Horse to you.
Keep safe, keep well in your travels,
Thank you Susan 🙂
Good one! Happy New Year to you and your family Eric!
Thank you, Aparna dear.
May I also wish you and your loved ones a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Year of the (Wood) Horse 🙂
That’s a great saying and so true.
I hope you have a great New Year’s there.
Thank you, David and yes, it’s great here – and just got off from all that feasting to check out the blog 🙂
You guys must be celebrating the Lunar Year in Korea too, I believe.
All good tidings,
Happy New Year to you, from a Rabbit to a Horse.
Thank you, dear
A Rabbit 🙂 Well, I was born in the Year of the Goat – 1955
Happy New Year to you too,
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Eric Alagan reminds us that the 31st was Lunar new year…we’ve just entered the year of the Horse!
Thank you, Georgia dear – Yes, it is the Year of the Wood Horse.
Happy New year to you too Eri! Is it the year of the horse?
Hello Georgia dear,
Yes it is the Year of the (wood) Horse – one of 5 elements – wood, metal, fire, water and earth.
Thank you and a Happy New Year to you too,
Thanks very much!
You always come up with something deep to ponder.
Thank you, Ian – we put it out there and marvel at the thoughts that our words provoke. Along the way, we learn – quite often, the writer more than the readers.
Happy new year, Eric!
Thank you and wishing you all the very best for the year ahead, Vera – the Year of the Horse 🙂
Happy new year Eric ? Are you a horse too ?
Thank you, Bill, and all the best to you and your loved ones too 🙂
No, I was born under the sign of the Goat 🙂
My wife is a horse, and she is constantly annoyed when I tell her “the monkey rides the horse” 🙂
I assume you were born in the Year of the Monkey – and me thinks you used a double entendre here 🙂
Happy New Year We are celebrating, with our Chinese friends, even here in Texas. Our Chinese hostess says that she is cooking a feast for us!
I’m not sure that I can tie in your pithy comment entitled “Mistress” to the Year of the Horse. Perhaps I oughtn’t try?. You always do such a good job with these messages – food for thought.
Hello Jane dear,
When she says ‘feast’ – it’s gonna be a feast, I’m sure 🙂 Festivals are great excuses to meet, greet and rebond with family and friends – especially those whom we don’t have occasion to meet during our daily lives.
Oh, my post “Mistress” is quite unrelated to my Chinese (Lunar) New Year greetings. But I do hope, it triggers some reflection.
Enjoy your celebrations with your Chinese friends,
and a Happy Lunar Year to you too…!
I like the quote….
Take Care…You Matter…
Thank you, Maryose 🙂
You’re right – we all, all of us – matter.
Peace and blessings,
Such a coincidence !: I am horse in the chinese horoscope!
Happy lunar New Year ; Eric ,
Cheers, Aquileana 🙂
That’s interesting – a horse. This is your year 🙂
I was born in the Year of the Goat.
All good wishes my dear,