Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wanna See a Chinese Dancing Dragon Fly?

Wanna see a Chinese Dancing Dragon fly?

Only in person, my friends, face to face.

My legendary Chinese New Year Dancing Dragons—like vampires—resist photos. 

I tried!  I snapped dozens of pictures of jumping, dancing, smiling kids.  But the dragons are a blur of red scales and fluttering tails.

No worries; that captures it best, I think!  That, and our memories of dancing and laughing with our dragons.

At the end of the day I asked my kids what they’d like to do with their dragons.  They said…
·         Dance all night
·         Do ballet
·         Eat it
·         Feed it
·         Watch it grow
·         Do magic
·         Put on a magic show
·         Sleep with it
·         March in a parade
·         Put it in a doll house
·         Ride a scooter with it
·         Destroy it (said with a cartoonish swagger)

A dozen ways to celebrate the night of the new moon.  Gung Hay Fat Choy, everybody!
If you'd like a Chinese Dancing Dragon, and all the memories and joy that come with it, it's right here.

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