For the first three weeks of April, the main theme that will be coming forward is relationships. These relationships include the ones we have with family, friends, lovers, and colleagues, and especially, the relationship we have with ourselves.
Relationships will take center stage in the Chinese Rooster Year officially beginning January 28. The build-up to that dynamic is under way now, impacting both personal relationships and relationships between citizens and the power elite.
I've been looking a lot at the nature of relationships lately and I'm coming to some conclusions that I had not reached as firmly in the past as I am experiencing right now. So I am going to be explore this topic again here.
In my life there has been no greater challenge than the challenge of relationships. I am speaking here now of romantic relationships, although all of my relationships—parental, familial, personal, business—have been a test for me from the very beginning.
The connections we have with people and situations exist on different levels, they are not as simple as we think they are. And we take them for granted until we start separating from them, or vice versa.