Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What an odd day…

Today is February 29th, a once every four years day which puts it in Presidential Election Day status.  Originated so we could keep earth time in karma with the cosmos it’s not without its own unique rituals.
St. Bridget’s Complaint is a leap year event, in the Europe of old it was known as Bachelor’s Day in which women could propose to men (if the man refused he was required to buy the woman 12 pairs of gloves – in theory to cover up the fact she was not wearing an engagement ring – or so the story goes).
People born on this day are either lucky or unlucky, depending on what you read and I will only give two examples:

  • Ann Lee born February 29th, 1736 was the founder of the Shaker Movement.  As you recall the Shakers believed in celibacy, sexual equality, and energetic worship.
  • Anthony Robbins born February 29th, 1960 is a motivational speaker who believes in neuro-linguistic programming.

     The Historical Inebriant:  Leap Year Cocktail

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Twist of lemon peel
Shake the gin, Grand Marnier, and lemon juice with ice; then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

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