This week ushered in the Asian 2016 Lunar calendar New Year of the Fire Monkey.
What could this mean?
My thoughts conjure images of confounding the system of worldwide fraud, stealth insults, and…
The Monkey’s motto, “I entertain“, emphasizes the outgoing, sociable nature of this sign. This expressive animal loves attention and invites us to step up and take our turn in the limelight. The mischievous Monkey is always looking for new amusements, both for the pleasure of Self and others. –happywishingwell.com
Imagine the mockery, “creeping Monkey,” or “shades of Monkey humor”, with stories of strange and confounding events.
Some may call it a crisis, while others laugh at officials who think they should be obeyed.
[What could be more hilarious?]
Imagine their frustration and annoyance that borders on the humorous.
Imagine photos or videos of high level executives at work and you notice an executive wearing one red sock and one black sock; or an irate news actor on the 6 O’clock news reveals something shockingly important that the producers forbid and wish to remain secret…
Title: The Forbidden Kingdom – 3. “The Monkey King”
Video posted 10 May 2009
I welcome the Year of The Monkey
One day an out of work mime is visiting the zoo and attempts to earn some money as a street performer. Unfortunately, as soon as he starts to draw a crowd, a zookeeper grabs him and drags him into his office.
The zookeeper explains to the mime that the zoo’s most popular attraction, a gorilla, has died suddenly and the keeper fears that attendance at the zoo will fall off. He offers the mime a job to dress up as the gorilla until they can get another one. The mime accepts.
So the next morning the mime puts on the gorilla suit and enters the cage before crowd comes. He discovers that it’s a great job. He can sleep all he wants, play and make fun of people and he draws bigger crowds than he ever did as a mime. However, eventually the crowds tire of him and he tires of just swinging on tires.
He begins to notice that the people are paying more attention to the lion in the cage next to his. Not wanting to lose the attention of his audience, he climbs to the top of his cage, crawls across a partition, and dangles from the top to the lion’s cage. Of course, this makes the lion furious, but the crowd loves it. At the end of the day the zoo-keeper comes and gives the mime a raise for being such a good attraction.
Well, this goes on for some time, the mime keeps taunting the lion, the crowds grow larger, and his salary keeps going up. Then one terrible day when he is dangling over the furious lion, he slips and falls. The mime is terrified. The lion gathers itself and prepares to pounce.
The mime is so scared that he begins to run round and round the cage with the lion close behind. Finally, the mime starts screaming and yelling, “Help, Help me!” but the lion is quick and pounces.
The mime soon finds himself flat on his back looking up at the angry lion and the lion says, “Shut up you idiot! Do you want to get us both fired?”
Q. What do you call a Monkey in a tree?
A. A Branch Manager!!!
I shared some of my funny bone, I hope you enjoyed the rare event and happy New Year 🙂
2016 – Year of the Fire Monkey
My interpretations of some of the proverbial writings are that we’re moving into a Fire year after two Wood years.
Wood is growth, in pursuit of a vision and focus.
The wood Qi is unfocused or unstructured energy…
Fire Qi is a intentional focus, expressing the wood’s Qi that was previously manifested as unstructured energy.
So bring out your inner FIRE!
Alongside humor and laughter.
Those with a fiery temper seem to know how to stoke their inner fire instinctively and with great enthusiasm, some may have to be prodded or prompted, for the proverbial “last straw”…
¡Feliz año nuevo Fuego Mono!