Ok – another year is beginning – can you believe it? Twenty Ten ! At least it’s easy to say. It keeps us in double digits, instead of twenty-ought-nine. How lame was that? (Does “lame” show my age?)
Whatever happened to that prophecy about the world ending ten years ago? Crap, I was almost disappointed. I’d have been debt free – it wasn’t such a good year for me, or years, if you went with twenty-ought-one as the millennium.
Our world has lived through countless doomsday predictions: religious raptures, second comings and ascensions; plagues and famines; natural and man-made disasters; apocalyptic voices, numbers, and essay’s; alien enigmas and astrological conundrums; astronomical phenomena of the planets, suns, and stars; and wars – wars – and more wars.
Yet, the world keeps going round and round. Perhaps that’s the problem. We’re not doing anything new – we’re just repeating our transgressions to new faces in different places; our pride and vanity, our greed and lust for excess, our apathy, ire, and resentment is how we have always lived.
There’s a predicted disaster looming in 2012. Something about Mayan calendars, Nostradamus, solar flares, and the earth’s magnetic poles. Oh well, we’ll see – or not.
Not unexpectedly, my resolution is to try not to go round and round. Maybe I’ll think before I speak, look before I leap, and sleep on it before I buy it. Oh well, we’ll see – or not.
And my own prediction ~ everything will be the same, with new faces and places, just as it has been for the past 3 or 4 billion years. Oh well, we’ll see – or not.
Yours ‘till God laughs, Kate
(p.s. Happy New Year to you and yours.)
Glad to see the way you say the year name….I have been saying it two thousand and ten, twenty ten is so much easier! I am a fellow baby boomer residing in Canada.
Nice blog! 🙂
Kate Rawlins said:
Thanks for stopping by Wren – eh? Just kidding w/the “eh.” I’m from da’ Bronx – so I would say – Canada – huh? Where in Canada? I’ve been to both sides of the Falls, Toronto, Montral, and Kay-Bec ! Loved it all.
Yep – twenty-ten is easier and I think sounds better. Kate