So what will you be doing on December 21st 2012 – the day the ancient Mayans say will usher in the end of days or as some call it – the apocalypse – doomsday – etc. etc.? I, if I can swing it, will be star gazing at Joshua Tree National Monument. if something huge happens like the planets align with the center of the Milky Way I want to witness it up close and personal not through some night gaze or behind some coastal fog. No Sir-ree – when I kiss my sorry pathetic ass good bye one last time, I want to make sure I can see the whole goddam show and know what caused the end of the world as we know it.
For those of you with your heads buried, the 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on 21 December 2012. This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none have been accepted by mainstream scholarship. ( I borrowed this paragraphed from Wikipedia because i am not smart enough to explain it properly). but in a nut shell, what the Mayan were telling is that on this date, man will enter its final stages of cosmic evolution and will be forever no-more as we now are. Huh?
Okay, let me try this again… do you remember those old dusty Mexican round things some Mexican families used to hang o the wall – the sun-dial looking thing that made no sense but we were all proud to hang it between the picture of the Conquistador and the hanging bloody Jesus? Well, that was a replica of the Mayan cosmic calendar that somehow was created thousands of years ago by some pretty smart wet-backs that knew about stars they could not see and who predicted some pretty friggin amazing stuff.
No one really knows the answer or can agree on the exact date, but most believers think this end day will be on December 21st 2012. That’s less then 23 days, 17 hours and 5 seconds from when I am writing this.
Not much time if you ask me to party and get your shit done one last time. If we are lucky and nothing happens, Hoo Hoo!! we continue life as we now know it. If the proverbial shit hits the galactic fan, well, who cares, you only die once.
But seriously folks, do we really know when our time will come or when the earth will be destroyed by a giant black hole, aliens, super volcanoes or whatever the crap ends up wiping us out? No, so why worry about it.
Go on with your business – love the one’s your with. Be nice to old people and respect the rest who happen to come your way. We cannot stop time nor can we keep death for ourselves or our world at bay. What will happen will happen.
If you are like me though, you enjoy a cool light show and are blown away by stars and meteors so why not head out to the desert with me.
What a way to go. How cool will it be if an asteroid does hit Los Angeles while we are out there. We may just be able to enjoy life on earth one extra minute then most other L.A. people but at least we can watch the fireworks as we go out with a flash.
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I listened to Mayan Chieftan and some American Indian Shamans speak on this subject last night and I feel much better. Basically what they also said was that while the Mayan Calander does seem to end on the 21st, the end is more of a cycle change that has happened many many times in the past. Transformation is among us – that’s the nature of my blog. I hope each of us uses this time to assess our efforts and the footprints we leave behind each moment. I am still heading to the Desert to usher this event in but I will be holding hands and singing Cumbaya rather kissing my pathetic ass goodbye. Oh Yeah!!