The End of the World
According to a number of misinformed people around the planet, it is upon this day that the world will end. Among many other reasons, the Mayan calendar and the Gregorian calendar (which we now use) just are not the same. In addition, the Mayan calendars were type of “Calendar Round,” which means that they are generational calendars, only meant to last for a single generation at a time. Thus, the calendar ending is just one ending, waiting for a new beginning calendar. I guess the best correlation would be to give an example on a smaller scale: Imagine your job gave you a yearly calendar book that spans from January 2012 to January 2013 – i.e. the world must be ending in January 2013. It’s a simple matter of calendar utility rather than doomsaying.
Nonetheless, let’s say the world ends…that would be sad because I still have much to do. Who knows what a “world ending” might mean. Is it the wiping out of all existence entirely? Perhaps. On a strange semi-related topic, last night I had a dream that I was a swordsman in a fantasy world. I won’t go into too much detail since I will probably use a good portion of it in my short stories or novel, but wouldn’t it be quite fantastic if Zhuangzi was correct. Maybe I’ve been a swordsman in a fantasy world all along, and I have just dreamt this whole world up. Anyway…
Mayan Apocalypse Resolutions sounds like a much better plan then New Years Resolutions:
-Visit at least 6 more countries
-Work on a boat
-Learn to cook at least one other coutry’s food
-High five over 60 different people
-Get conversational skills in at least one new language (German, French, Italian)
-Read 30 books
-Scuba Dive in at least 3 new locations
-Meet my writing goals: Finish a good chunk of the novel, write 4 short stories, and complete 2-4 posts a month
-Grow an epic beard
So, with all that said, I will start trying to get posts up again. I won’t agree to any deadlines (such as every Sunday), but I will try to meet the above.
Peace, Love, and Korean Rockets,