On this day in 1809, American author, Edgar Allan Poe, the ‘Master of the Macabre’, was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
” From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.”
~ “Alone” (1829)
In the world of “Ice Phoenix”, Eastern Dragons (Long) and Western Dragons play huge roles with the former being more spiritual, mystical, deified creatures and the latter as more of a type of Ancient Beings. Not surprisingly, the Azure Long factors in hugely as the God of the East, Ruler of the East Sea, and King of Elemental Wood.
In the real world…
The Azure Dragon (Qīnglóng), also known as Bluegreen Dragon or Green Dragon, also called the Blue Dragon (Cānglóng), is one of the Dragon Gods who represent the mount or chthonic forces of the Five Forms of the Highest Deity (Wǔfāng Shàngdì). He is also one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations, which are the astral representations of the Wufang Shangdi. The Bluegreen Dragon represents the east and the spring season. It is also known as Seiryu in Japanese, Cheong-ryong in Korean, and Thanh Long in Vietnamese.
The Dragon is frequently referred to in media, feng shui, other cultures, and in various venues as the Green Dragon and the Avalon Dragon. His cardinal direction’s epithet is “Bluegreen Dragon of the East” (Dōngfāng Qīnglóng or Dōngfāng Cānglóng). His proper name as the “Dragon King of the East Sea” (Dōnghǎi Lóngwáng) is Ao Guang.
~ Real world info courtesy of Wikipedia.com
Thinking…been doing that a lot lately. Usually when I can’t get enough time with my computer to work on my writing, I spend my time thinking. At least I seem to have finally begun kicking this blasted sinus/cold/infection/thing that’s haunted me for the last month and a half, so now the thinking is clearer and it’s back to work on “Ice Phoenix”. I have to say, thus far I am quite pleased with story development as well as the development of certain characters. Others, I’m not so sure about. They will bear further, you guessed it, thinking. 😛
At this point, I’m going to be perfectly blunt – I can’t think of a single thing to commentate. It’s too freaking cold!!! At the moment here in the Thumb of Michigan -2 temp, -9 dew point, -23 wind chill. Not that I’m NOT writing, mind you. I’m going to curl up under the covers with my laptop and a piping hot cup of tea to work on “Ice Phoenix”!
The irony is not lost on me.
I HAVE been known to do this. I still have people angry with me over the death of a certain faerie. *cough, cough*
I want to take a moment to wish everyone a very happy and safe New Year’s. May 2018 be a brighter, happier, safer year for everyone! Let us go forward resolved to better our lives and our world for ourselves, our loved ones, our fellow human beings, and our fellow living things.