A few weeks ago I just knew a jack rabbit would show up in the 52 WEEKS PROJECT as they've been showing up for me in many ways...as footprints outside my studio window, running like the wind and then stopping to watch me as I walk along the local pathways, while traveling east with my SouLodge sisters, in the novel I'm currently reading, The Final Confession of Mabel Stark (a fascinating fictional story about an actual tiger trainer in the 1920's) and in a book given to me by a patron recently, When God Was a Rabbit (can't wait to read it).
I was also asked if I was born in the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac (I wasn't...it was the Year of the Horse). What I find most interesting about rabbit is that she symbolizes creative energy, commitment, and new beginnings. Rabbit is sensitive and quick-thinking, teaching us to be alert and attentive. They are associated with joy and luck, reminding us to let go of fears and to lighten up. A perfect harbinger of spring.