I woke up this morning feeling the ravages of the common flu. Pushing back the viral fog, I looked out my bedroom window, expecting to see the streets flooded with zombies, the skies dark with winged bodies of alien invaders, a maelstrom of clouds swirling and the blaring of trumpets. December 21st, 2012 has passed, and still, the world spins upon its axis. Hmmm, what about all this talk about he Mayan calendar, and the prophesied apocalypse?
Well, hold on tight, earthlings. Our best and brightest may have mis-calculated by just a few days. Apparently, the calculation should have pointed to the 23rd ’round midnight! I’m hedging my bets, and shopping light this Christmas. Ya never know, it might not happen at all.
The Mayans used calendars kind of like we do, and what happens when we run out of days on our calendar? We get a new calendar! That’s all. That’s it. The Mayans observed the cycles of nature and the universe. The key to cycles is that they repeat.
I am truly blessed, as I got to see the shenanigans as the second hand swept across twelve in 1999, ushering in a new era where technology would fail us all, elevators would rocket through the roof, and nuclear plants would melt down. And now I have seen (or will soon see) the end of time as we know it.
Interesting write up about all of this at the link provided in the image above, if you are interested in all this. For me, it simply shines the light on what people will believe. If a story is repeated long enough, if no better explanation can be quickly presented, rumors and myths will rule.
Doomsday in my opinion, will come, and far too soon I’m afraid. However, it will be either by our own hand as a species, or by the laws of nature and luck. I will be as prepared as I can be, as aware as I’m able, and as accepting as possible of the outcome. Until then, I wish you all peace on earth, and goodwill to all mankind. Happy 1st BaKtun, and stay secure!!