Monday, July 07, 2008

The Town-lake Rooster

Yesterday I strapped on my robo-brace and went for a run (walk,jog,walk) out at town-lake. It feels funny, after so many months, to try to move my body in a way that is like running. I can only move in this funny way for about 30 seconds before I must rest my weirded-out-joints. Anyhow, during one of these resting periods I saw a strange group of birds congregating in the dirt. In the group was about 3 sparrows, a pigeon, a grackle and a rooster. It is not unusual to see mixed groups of birds, but seeing a rooster ‘in the wild’ was kind of neat. I am wondering if it is a good omen, or a bad omen.

3 comments:

Bianca said...

Found this through Google...

"It usually is used or seen as a good omen:

Rooster: Intelligence (mun), Patience (in), Trust (shin), Science of War (mu), Bravery (yong)
People believed roosters knew time well and considered them a symbol of hopeful beginnings and good omens. It was said that when the chicken made sound, all evil spirits disappeared. The characteristic of intelligence was attributed to the rooster's crest. When it eats, it shares its food with others, showing patience. A rooster stays awake all night and cries at a certain time every morning, giving an impression of trust. Its sharp toenail represents the science of war, and its continuing to fight until death was compared with bravery."

colin said...

That seems to sum it up well.....The soccer gods have spoken....like Yilmaz said, "you are the warrior"

CarolinaDivina said...

you should name your robotic knee
In-Mun-Shin-Mu-Yong!
ophaoa