15 May 2012

Peacocks and Prisms

current state of mind: curious

So you're off in never never land
Couldn't wait for Peter Pan
Wendy, you know it's never the same when you're on your own
And do you miss me and think about all the times you could of kissed me
But never made a move; neither did I
~ “Audition” by Red Wanting Blue

For those of you who haven’t heard already, a new – old Mayan calendar has been identified on the plaster walls of some ancient house in Guatemala.  What I find amusing is that the media is using this as proof that the world will NOT end on December 21, 2012.  If the old calendar wasn’t actually PROOF that the world was ending, then one cannot use the newly discovered calendar as PROOF that the world is not ending.  The Mayan calendar was an astronomical calendar that referenced the celestial order the civilization observed without the distortion of city lights and space junk.  On December 21, 2012, the Winter Solstice will come and go as it always does.  Theories claim that the planets will align with the heart of the Milky Way and perhaps alter the axis of the Earth.  I want to believe that something cool will happen like that – but the NASA website claims this is a theory with no scientific backing.  If we cannot trust the NASA website to quash astronomical conspiracies, then whom can we trust?

I suppose this means that all my VIVOS endorsements are superfluous.  Or are they?  The Mayans may not have been psychic know-it-alls --- but, no one claimed they had the monopoly on the end of the world premonitions.  I mean, there is that crazy asteroid coming our way that people want to mine.  Big industry will prevail over the asteroid, I fear.  The Illuminati are alive and thriving.  I think that is what I was supposed to take from the non-fiction-thinly-veiled-as-fiction of Dan Brown.  There could be some pole shifting (and I don’t mean the kind of pole shifting where dollar bills are thrown at scantily clad women).  But apparently true magnetic pole shifts take about 5,000 years to complete, so we won’t be around to see the end-result.  Nostradamus said a comet is going to hit the Earth.  (That may leave a mark.)  Some guy on the internet claims that all of this is malarkey and we can breathe easily that December 22, 2012 will arrive without fail.  If I am willing to believe an ancient civilization that collapsed due to “unknown causes”, why should I not trust the guy who blogs with his cat? 

Look, I don’t care when the world is going to end.  The likelihood of it affecting me is exponentially  lower than my chances of winning the lottery or finishing “Eidetic Vision”; the novel that cannot seem to see the light of day or an ending.  If I cannot finish writing a damn book then the world isn’t going to finish itself.  I would like to live in VIVOS though, because it would be quiet and perhaps I actually could get some writing done. 

I have a bunch of stuff to sell – the time has come for downsizing my personal belongings.  I met a guy who could pack his entire life into a pickup truck with a fancy topper.  That is what I want to do too.  My plan is to photograph the items with which I have formed an emotional attachment, create a lovely scrapbook, and then sell it all.  Well -- ALL is an exaggeration, but you get my point.  I do not know how I am going to accomplish this.  The very thought of it makes me sick to my stomach. Even so, if I am going to ever have the hope of moving into a writers’ commune, I am going to need to purge.  So, get your checkbooks ready!

PERSONAL NOTE:  Mid-July would be awesome if we can figure it out.

CONFIDENTIAL NOTE:  You’re an eejit.  If it all goes to Hell in a hand-basket, you brought it on yourself.

Eidetic Vision

Main Entry: ei·det·ic Pronunciation: I-'det-ik Function: adjective : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images - an eidetic memory Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.