Thursday 20 December 2012

Working in Montréal --The Grand Trine

Good morning folks,

I will be working in Montréal today.

I am sure that at least a few readers will have tomorrow on their mind and concerned with what December 21, 2012 will bring?

The conscious realization of our full psychic and spiritual capacity!
I will buy a cup of coffee to anyone that can really explain what the hell that even means.

The reemergence of the lost planet Nibiru, planet X, the 12th planet and our lost brothers, the Anunnaki!   Unfortunately when Nibiru re-emerges it is predicted to collide with our favourite planet and destroy it and all that we know.  Yes –now is the time to watch any TiVo recordings of The Big Bang that you have.  A bombardment of asteroids? A solar flare that engulfs the earth? A rise of the lost city state of Atlantis?

Others, like the heavily armed guy in Arkansas with the 10 year supply of toilet paper state that tomorrow will bring the fall of civilization and he has his bunker ready, all part of God's plan he says.  I ask, If it's God's plan then who are we to screw with it?   I mean if this is the giant invisible guy's method of separating the righteous from those that decidedly aren't, where does arming myself with an AR-15, 3500 rounds of hollow point and 1000 gallons of water and dried food put me?  Righteous armed dude, or a member of the great unwashed poised for a firefight with some indeed righteous dude whose barrel is guided by the divine hand of God? 

This morning I thought I would turn towards the astrologers as they are usually concerned with the alignment of planets, particularly conjunctions, squares, tines, sextiles, and oppositions and what we are experiencing (and have been since the mid 1980s or so) is a grand trine, an alignment of the axis of the sun, earth and Milky Way, surely such an event would be notable?  Interesting, horoscope for this week reads: "Rework a financial plan and focus on one important area where you want to make progress. You might be willing to take a risk or gamble. There's even a chance of a small windfall or an opportunity to close a lucrative deal. Listen to your intuition for the best results. Conflicts could cause trouble in romance. Do your best to deal with difficult or restless personalities. An upbeat outlook helps you keep your cool and come out smiling."

I figured it would have mentioned something like, ".. Do your best to deal with elevated temperatures, a stripped away atmosphere, and flesh searing solar radiation, an upbeat outlook helps you keep cool and come out smiling."

Don't be concerned with the trouble in the romance department, I have always cooked a turkey for Christmas and yesterday Sharlene announced that she and Jenny want game hens instead.  I kept a brave face "don't they like my turkey?", I asked myself.  Worry not, will will get through this even though I died a bit inside.

Surely the market would have bundled the end of the world into its predictions? "CIBC predicts “very mediocre” growth for Canada next year, blaming a weak world economy and an absence of key economic drivers at home.  The bank expects economic growth of 1.7 per cent in 2013. That’s down from the 2 per cent rate it predicted in its previous forecast.  While oil and gas production is set to rise next year, those gains will be offset by weaker activity in mining, fertilizer, and natural gas output."
Yawn.. nothing like, "Invest now in sunscream lotions and End Of The World insurance?  Very mediocre? Does mediocre ever need an intensifying emphasizing adverb?  Yes, it's an adverb, to invoke the adjective state of very, one uses it to denote precision of a noun, such as "the very same place".  I apologize for being so very pedantic first thing this very early morning of our very last day on this very planet.

I have more questions but I think the best thing we can do is settle on the theme some for the end of the world.  This past evening I heard a commercial for an EOTW docufarce that featured The End of The World (Skeeter Davis, 1963).  This is a great pick!  Skeeter was a country/pop singer that had moderate successes in the early 50's, had a #1 country tune and #20 pop tune with the Davis Sisters, but her solo The End of The World was her most notable, and only slightly more upbeat than Patsy Kline's songs for the depressed and suicidal.

You've heard it, you liked it.
Has a simple G – D, Em – Bm, verse, and then a Am – Bm, C – Am – D7 2 line chorus

THE END OF THE WORLD Skeeter Davis  (1963)

Why does the sun go on shining
Why does the sea rush to shore

Don't they know it's the end of the world
'Cause you don't love me any more

Why do the birds go on singing
Why do the stars glow above
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when I lost your love

I wake up in the morning and I wonder
Why everything's the same as it was
I can't understand, no, I can't understand
How life goes on the way it does

Why does my heart go on beating
Why do these eyes of mine cry
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when you said goodbye

(Talk part)
Why does my heart go on beating
Why do these eyes of mine cry
(resume singing)
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when you said goodbye

If you have nothing better to do in the next 24 hours or so, grab guitar or a piano and teach yourself how to play it, then as the world ends we can all play out the end.

Have a good day --See you on the other side.