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.)