Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Why "Snake"?

One of the questions I sometimes get is, Where did this Snake thing come from?  I can imagine there could be all kinds of wild theories about that, so let's clear it up now .  .  .

As a child and teenager, I was involved heavily in sports .  .  .  We played everything, depending upon the season .  .  .  Baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer .  .  .  One day during a pickup football game (I was 16, and it was a hot Sunday afternoon in September), I was playing quarterback .  .  .  On this particular play, none of my receivers were open, so I just took off, running the length of the field and "snaking" between and around defenders .  .  .  Maybe my finest athletic moment!  :)  Well, probably not, but the guys were impressed .  .  .  My pal Rod said, You ran like a snake .  .  .  And then another said, Yeah, a blue-eyed snake .  .  .  From that point on I was the blue-eyed snake, or just Snake .  .  .  No, I didn't do anything nefarious to be labelled a snake .  .  .  I know, the truth can be boring .  .  .  I could have made up a MUCH better story! 

I have an affinity for snakes .  .  .  I love those creatures .  .  .  They're so resourceful and expert at survival .  .  .  While working at a department store while in college, there was a pet shop and we had a boa constrictor for sale .  .  .  It was six feet long and was housed in a large glass aquarium .  .  .  We felt sorry for the snake and would take it out occasionally, which was strictly against orders .  .  .  We were told under no circumstances does the snake leave the aquarium .  .  .  Well, that order was ignored repeatedly .  .  .  We'd spread our arms and let the snake wrap itself around us, with it's tail at one hand and its head at the other .  .  .  Then, we'd try to terrify the cashiers .  .  .  We were successful on a regular basis .  .  .  One day though, the suits were informed of our fun and the snake was gone the next morning .  .  .  But, I loved that snake!   

The snake seems a recurring theme in my life .  .  .  I was born in the Year of the Snake .  .  .  I've done a lot of work with kundalini energy, which is described as a coiled serpent living at the base of the spine .  .  .  There have been some other experiences revolving around snakes .  .  .  So yeah, I guess I was destined to be called Snake at some point in my life .  .  .

And there you have it, or 80% of it .  .  .  Once a snake, always a Snake!



Life is beautiful baby!

Peace and love .  .  .

Until next time .  .  .  Ciao! 

6 comments:

Green Eyed Frenchy said...

Ok, my first guess was kundalini, my second guess was the Year of the Snake. Hilarious video!

Snake said...

I am a Snake, and a FISH (Pisces), and a (gym) rat . . . I have a good slice of the animal kingdom covered! Thank you for the comment Frenchy . . .

Sandra said...

Ok so that clears things up. And thank goodness. Your explanation is far more "normal" than what I had conjured in my head...don't ask...you don't want to know :)

Snake said...

What? You thought I could dislocate my jaw and swallow things whole? lol Thanks for the comment Sandra!

Meagan said...

Snake I am so glad you cleared that up. You seem like such a kind warm person and Snakes are such cold blooded creatures, yet very beautiful as well. When my brothers and I were young we owned a Boa. My mom hated it especially when their dinner would get loose!

Snake said...

Meagan . . . Yes, you've said it well! I'm not cold-blooded at all . . . Trying to shed my skin/bad karma . . . My goal is to brighten someone's day . . . Make someone's life a bit easier . . .

Ciao