Although I wasn’t born in a Rabbit year, I’ve always felt a connection to rabbits. Besides being adorable (and having vicious bites, which I learned the hard way!), rabbits symbolize intellect and cautiousness. The Year of the Rabbit is supposed to be one of peace and prosperity– something I think we all need.
Chinese New Year also takes place during the new moon, which is a time of change and fresh starts. I’m fully embracing this aspect, as I’m in the midst of moving (finally!) My posts (and comments) might be on the light side for the next while (I’m also still working on the new book), but I will be around. In the meantime, I wish everyone all the best for the lunar new year!
Aspasía S. Bissas
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A good friend of mine just died unexpectedly. I’ve known him longer than anyone I’m not related to; he was in my life far longer than he wasn’t. I can’t picture what it’s going to be like going forward,
He was a huge influence on me, probably more than I’ll ever realize. One of his influences, for which I’ll always be grateful, was music. He introduced me to so many good bands: Bauhaus, The Cure, Henry Rollins, Stan Ridgway, The Residents, Devo, Dead Kennedys, Talking Heads. The list goes on. But the big one was the Ramones. They were his favourite, and they ended up being one of mine too.
So for Stuart, I’m sharing “Rockaway Beach,” written by Dee Dee Ramone, his favourite member of the band. Please give it a listen, and think about the people who helped you become who you are.
I also want to share this video that I saw a couple of weeks ago. It made me feel better, and hopefully it’ll help someone else feel better too.
Happy October, everyone! I think I’ve mentioned before that this is my favourite time of year, from the changing leaves to the crisp air, right down to the shadows and ghosts. By the way, have those of you with pets noticed they act odder the closer it gets to Hallowe’en, or is it just me?
In other news, you may have noticed a I’ve been posting a bit less lately. That’s because I’m trying to focus on finishing my novel (fingers crossed). Not to worry, though- I still have plenty more to share, including some thoughts on controversial characters on Buffy and Angel (I’m also happy to take suggestions for posts you’d like to see– share in the comments).
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