Went to see Life of Pi on Monday. Rather long and slow and a bit disappointing. What I really liked was Richard Parker, the tiger. I was born in the year of the tiger! We fear the tiger. It threatens to destroy us but at the same time, it keeps us alive; in caring for the tiger, we find our purpose. We need that which we fear the most. Then one day, we find we have tamed the tiger and we let it walk off into the jungle. It doesn’t say goodbye or even turn its head. We feel abandoned and free.