Is This The End of Everything?

December 21, 2012. The Apocalypse?


Image by susivinh (Susana Fernandez) on Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0

Nearly thirteen years ago, hubby (then fiancé) and I toasted the new year with a few good friends. Y2K was everywhere. Some folks devoutly believed the end was upon us. Some folks thought it was a lot of bunk. Most of us probably considered the whole business unlikely…but entertained the wee littlest of doubts. Until the clock hit midnight and kept right on ticking, none of us would know for sure.

I’m not ashamed to say that I might have held my breath for a moment as we counted down to the New Year. Likewise I paid more attention to the world around me in the coming days. But the world went on as usual.

Somewhere, some folks were probably pissed the apocalypse was cancelled. Again.

Miami sunset

Image by Elido Turco – Gigi (Elido Turco) on Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

We can laugh at those folks, telling anyone who will listen that we know better. Truth is, none of us know for sure, ahead of time, which day is our last. That fact alone, regardless of doomsday predictions, should make us love one another a little more.

Is December 21 the first day of the end of the world (never mind it’s already 12/21 in some parts of the world)? Maybe Probably not. But it could be, so don’t get cocky.

Plan for the future. Be ready for the end. Live in the now.

Check out NASA’s neener-neener-neener-we-told-you-so video, dated 12/22 but released ten days early. Won’t they be embarrassed if they’re wrong.

What do you think? Why do we get so excited over apocalyptic predictions? How sure are you the world won’t end tomorrow?  Anyone else planning a disaster flick marathon…you know, just for fun?

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10 thoughts on “Is This The End of Everything?

  1. I’m crossing my fingers that it’s not going to end tomorrow, but if it does, I’ll give it the best I’ve got!! 🙂

  2. I don’t think it’s the end, but if it is, I’m spending it with my family baking cookies. 🙂

  3. Thank you for the link! Love the photo at the top of the blog. I’m treating the Apocalypse as the beginning of a new adventure. Chimes perfectly with the winter solstice.

  4. I hope it doesn’t end tomorrow, I’ve loads planned for 2013 🙂

  5. @Tiffany: Me too. If it is the end, I’m heading over to Kristen or Piper’s house. LOL

    @Narrative: Agreed. I must be published in ’13! 😀

  6. @kford: Now that’s an awesome way to spend the day, end or not.

    @Poet: You are welcome. I like the idea of the Apocalypse as the beginning of a new adventure. *thumbs up*

  7. Hi Sonia. Yes, everything is possible.

    But a planet existing for billions years and for which we can measure its age and determine approximately its remaining life is not going to end in a day, nor in a year. And if a large object was on direct collision course with our planet, we would have known about it. Even if the poles would shift, again that would not destroy the planet and it wouldn’t happen in a day. And a hypervolcano’s erruption can be predicted too and there is no evidence of that and the Earth will manage that too. Etc, etc, etc. 😀

    So, no, the world will not end tomorrow. But I have a wishful thinking, that maybe soon enough, in the coming years, things will change in the whole world. For the better maybe…hopefully. 😀

  8. I think I’ll convince my husband to watch Ouran High School Host Club with me while we drink hot carob and snuggle. Very glad I’ve been trying to spend more time with the kids lately.

    And in the morning, we’ll all comment on how the world doesn’t look very different now that it’s ended. 😉

  9. I’m really hoping the world doesn’t end. REVENGE left off on another cliffhanger, and I need to know what happens next. (Tiffany will totally get that!)

    Actually, I’m doing laundry today. If that isn’t a vote of confidence that we’ll be here tomorrow, I don’t know what is. LOL.

  10. @I.J.: Oh sure, be all reasonable about it. 😀

    @Amy: Sounds good.

    @Julie: LOL. I ended up doing some housecleaning too. So much for the apocalypse. 😀

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