I haven’t stopped flossing 😉
To review, this table of solstices confirms that in Japan, which is nine hours ahead of London / GMT, the winter solstice on Friday’s Mayan calendar reset day will occur at …
That is very weird.
I’m indebted to the author of one of the gentler apocalypse-debunking articles to appear in the last few days for pointing me at the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (1922) along with the movie version (2008). They pointed out that the time-reversal plot device embedded in the Benjamin Button character has much of the flavour of the the imperfect palindrome formed by the time of the solstice in Japan. Might the reversal suggest an opportunity to go back, and could “Button” suggest a reset button?
Last night’s radio program in CBC Ideas, “The End of Days,” finished on a suggestive note, that the Mayan reset may simply imply a sort of starting over again fresh.
Since the 3/11 event, Doomers have been reading my gradual realization that the crisis in Japan embodies a serious risk that the end of all of us may very well imminently follow. This evening I’m not so sure.
Our community choir rehearses in an old school which was scheduled to be torn down last year, but was given a reprieve. In the wash room, for years, I’ve always turned on the left tap before remembering that it’s long been broken. Today I did it once more, and water came out.
Things can change, they can start working without warning.
If we stop burning nuclear fuel now, might we somehow learn to reverse our self-destructive actions and return it and the waste to the ground? Seems unlikely, but the amazing improbability of this week’s solstice reminds us all that the seemingly impossible often comes to pass.