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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ready to Celebrate 12/12/12 with a Witch?

Here we are, December 1st, let me get off my broom and take a good long breathe in, huh, you too? Has this been a year or what? Twenty, twelve, I said it was the year of the box cars, I said they were rolling in, but I have to admit, I was a bit shy in my forecast, I had no idea they would rock and roll the year the way they did! We started the year recovering from Irene, and here we are ending after just being torchered by Sandy. It is the cycles, no matter where you live, you can't hide, like animals in the forest, and if its not nature, it's life, but there are pleasures, yaya, the good times, we cannot forget. The babies born, the weddings, the graduations, the job promotions, the family get togethers, the sisters and brothers, the mom's and dad's, daughters and sons, the "I love yous" for the first time, the smiles that live in your heart forever, and the holding of the hands that warms your heart on a cold December night, moments like this get us through the down days, of doom and gloom, when all we want to say is 'Bah humbug,' but we don't, we keep our chin up, pots boiling, magic flowing, feeling the throbbing of our heart through our fingers.

In less than two weeks, the year will be approaching a mile stone, 12/12/12, the end of the double digit dates. Surely the hospitals will be packed with babies being born, and many peeps will want to married on that date, for luck? Hey, whatever it takes, I suppose. New York City is hosting a fundraising concert at Madison Square Garden benefiting the Victims of Hurricane Sandy, providing support for the NYC boroughs going forward. Jon Bon Jovi, Alicia Keyes, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, and lots more signing up every day. All exactly what that twelve is all about, 'faith.' Twelve signifies all things associated with some higher power, devotion, genuineness of someone or something. Faith that we, New York, you, whomever will get past our difficulties, and keep guiding us through our smooth rides.

Think of all the other twelves, 12 months, 12 daylight hours and 12 nighttime hours, a dozen, 12 inches in a foot, 12 constellations in the Zodiac, 12 Animals of the Chinese Horoscope, 12 face cards in a card deck, 12 people on a jury-hopefully not angry, 12 step program and 12 ribs in a human body. Then there are the more religious and historic twelves, the 12 knights at King Arthurs table, the 12 Apostles, the 12 Sons of Jacob, the 12 Tribes of Israel, the 12 Feasts observed by the Eastern Orthodox, the 12 Days of Christmas, the 12th Night witch is the 12 the Day of Christmas or January 5th, 12 is the age of a Bat Mitzvah Girl, just to name a few. Twelve is big, two dice rolling down the crap table, double sixes, twelve, that's 'box cars.' Once the year rolls out, then what, Thirteen? Black cats, and what? Witches? Goody! So hold on to your beads, power, strength, keep your candles lit. I'll keep the flame glowing, pot, kettle boiling, looking for new, inventive ingredients. Throw some pixie dust on your Christmas Tree, Hanukkah Bush, celebrate 12/12/12, have fun, see you at the concert. Don't listen to the nonsense. Get on board, on a broom, fly, why not? And never, ever, ever, ever lose your faith, dearie.

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