The Chinese New year falls in February this year and it will be the year of the SSSSnake.
Some people will be feeling goose bumps on their arms and the hairs on the back of their neck tingle at the thought of snakes. Poor snakes get a bad reputation, but they are not that bad really, no honestly, truly, people who have never held a snake assume they must be cold and slippery when in actual fact, they are warm and silky and very friendly, sometimes a little over friendly.
I remember a long time ago I stayed at my sister’s house after a long night of partying (those were the days) I trotted out of the bedroom as you do, hair sticking up all over the place, smudged make-up, headache, in my nightie to a very comical sight.
My sister Joy had a snake, no I don’t know what kind of a snake it was, but a big(ish) snake. Anyway there she was trying to hold on tight to an upended tank on one hand and a snake curled around her other hand. ‘Here cop hold of this a minute.’ she said holding her arm out, snake attached.
‘Thanks.’ says I as I try and dis-entangle brute from attached arm somehow, so she could carry out the big clean up of snakes home.
Well quite strong this snake was and it decided it needed somewhere to hide. I tried and I tried to hold it still but it was determined to wrap itself around something nice and warm, that something warm being me, so up the bottom of my rather short nightie it went and out through the top of it. Oh my, I wriggled and wriggled with this thing trying to spare my blushes as it pulled the said nightie up with itself all in a tangle.
My sister just took one look at the state of me, laughed her head off and went and got the camera, huh! lovely sister no rescue for me until AFTER the photo. All these years I have wondered what happened to that photo. I just hope she never reads this blog or she will digging it out from some dark deep recess.
I digress, where was I, Oh yes year of the snake, People born under this sign are said to be Intuitive Wise, attractive and very graceful.
Well I can tell you that snake certainly was