On The Eighth day of Christmas . . .

. . . we get saddled with “O Come All Ye Faithful.”  Someone got a hernia on this one.  Better put the cat out before you press play.  

http://youtu.be/gn2BEInqbu4

Bonus grandmotherly track: “Joy To the World.”  It was either this song or the Feliz Navidad (but I think this one) that was created by a grandmother in Thailand.  It was her Xmas gift to her grandchildren who are living here in the US.  She mailed it a week prior and then as you know, a Tsunami hit her country either Christmas day or the day after (2007?).  The family never heard from her again.  I like to beleive that she took advantage of the chaos and left the country to assume a new identity.  How beautiful is this recording?

http://youtu.be/bgIVNSuSqbs

BTW, Eight maids a milking is a reference to smallpox vaccine.  However, Stephen Fry said “Nobody knows.”

Happy New Year as we celebrate January named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions.  As the earth wobbles to its new precession, we are also approaching the age of Aquarius – in about 500 years.  Sadly, none of us will live to see this age of enlightenment known as the age of the water bearer.  The first recorded age was Taurus the bull which was ushered out by Moses who then introduced us to the age of the ram, Aries; Then Jesus, the age of Pieces the fish.  (Milutin Milankovitch, is it getting warm in here?)  Capricorn is in another 3,000 years, that’s my symbol.  Then in roughly 5,000, Sagittarius.  That age won’t be good.  Stock up on food now, people.  BTW, Noah ushered in the last Aquarian Age and we all know how that ended.

May your new year be blessed with peace, love and joy.  Remember, “If you are not busy being born again, then you are busy dying.” – Siddhārtha Gautama (during the age of Aries).

-Malcolm.
Ki`banja`swei!

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