I want to wish you all a peary Joyous, Healthy and Happy New Year. We had years of speculating about how and when the Earth will meet its inevitable doom thanks to those esoteric cultists who misread the Mayan ‘Long Count’ calendar. But in comes 2013, and time for the merriment.
There have been many doomsday scenarios throughout history, but this one was a biggie popularized and perpetuated by the internet, supported by various possible catastrophic outcomes. Did you build your doomsday shelter?
How about following all the crazy possibilities, from the black hole in the Milky Way, to the alignment of the sun with the plane of the Universe? The asteroids and comets hurling around space, the sun flares propelling plumes of solar particles earthward, and the Earth’s magnetic field gone awry were all proposed as our time comes to an end. And of course, all the recent natural disasters led many to fret the end.
Yep, we are all still here for 2013 and made it through the doomsday scare by those pesky Mayans and their birch-bark books. Was there any doubt? Their calendar just hit an end point. The Mayan “see all and know all” seers and mystics must have just run out of things to report.
Ironically, in this contentious world, the day could signal the beginning of cataclysmic times of disaster, natural or instigated by the likes of those bent on destruction to fellow humans. In turn, it could warrant drastic measures by some branch of science or the military.
I want the beauty of this Earth to live on, not end up as space dust, I can tell you that for sure. But we have current problems here that people should not ignore.
I want all nations for once and for all, to agree to peace. Quit the squabbles. We have got bigger problems in this world to worry about, ones we are causing. The Earth warming up is going to be responsible for many hardships. We are seeing the environmental and meteorological effects just starting to become serious. The problem is easily identified. The problem is us, all 7,056,304,837 of us.
My painting of a cardinal on an olive branch, a symbol of peace.
It is about time we all realize there is too much in this world to lose. I can add a bit of beauty in my work, but wouldn’t it be great if that is what would happen the world over. If everyone saw beauty of place and became inspired to protect and preserve it? For everyone to feel the responsibility of place, care for the creatures and have only goodwill towards fellow humans?
To look at the Earth as the gift it truly is in its atmosphere, temperature, air, water, soils, plants, animals, seasons, and weather that is just what we need to sustain life. Only a hope that the world’s turmoil turns to resolution of all things better and good. Don’t let prophecies color reality.
This year more than any other, I wish for peace in this world. It is more important today that we hold a beautiful, positive, protective, unified reality for ourselves and our Earth, one in which we build an optimistic attitude towards the New Year which is sure to arrive.