Greetings and Happy Solstice, my friends! Suze here. Yup, it’s the shortest day of 2011. What you might not have realized, and you’ll thank me for telling you this, is that it might also be the first day of the last year of your life.
Wait, wait, wait. I’m not trying to jinx myself or anyone else. But unless you’ve been living a hermit’s existence somewhere, you must have heard about December 21, 2012. As in the day the Mayan Long Count Calendar ends. (If you haven’t read Jessica Andersen’s Nightkeepers series, do it while there’s still time! Click here for a link to our interview with Doc Jess earlier this week)
Terence McKenna analyzed the Chinese I-Ching and found patterns suggesting that the world will end on, you guessed it, December 21, 2012.
The Web Bot project, which involves a lot of spiders crawling the web searching for keywords, and which supposedly taps into humanity’s collective unconscious, predicts a cataclysmic event on that date.
Back in the 12th century, the Irish St. Malachy predicted that there will be only one more Pope after the current Pope, Benedict XVI (the new, last guy’s name will be Peter, by the way).
Admit it. It freaks you out, just a little. Or maybe a lot. I don’t really believe it, but . . . what if?
If this really were the last year you had on earth, how would you spend it? I’m talking about a bucket list, here, distilled down to its most basic elements. Not: I want to skinny dip in a champagne fountain with Johnny Depp. (Although if you’re able to manage that, this Scribe wants to hear the details!) For me, I plan to focus on just a few things: getting and staying physically healthy, eradicating negative thoughts that hold me back, loving my family and friends, and selling at least one of my novels. That’s it. If the world ends a year from now and I’ve stayed true to this vision, I’ll be kind of OK with being annihilated.
Now, please don’t go out and max out your credit cards, figuring if you time it correctly you won’t have to pay any of the money back. I’m pretty, kinda sure we’re gonna make it.
And now, because I want to leave you on a happy note, I think today would be a good Gratuitous Hunk day, don’t you? We deserve it! You can’t reach into the Scribes’ candy dish, but you can enjoy some dishy eye-candy. Have a blessed December, whatever your beliefs.
Care to share? Tell us what you want from 2012. Maybe we’ll check in with you half way through the year, just to make sure we’re all on track!