Saturday, December 22, 2012

Notes on the Winter Solstice and Our Most Recent Apocalypse



...I swear apocalypses are happening every couple months these days...whether based on the Book of Revelations, Mayan Prophecies, or somebody just having a bad day and spreading the news on Facebook....but, like I always say, who doesn’t need a good Apocalypse now and then?

Apocalypse, we’ve all been there,
The same old tricks, what should we care?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

...been watching this movie called Decasia: The State of Decay...made up completely of old film stock that’s breaking down...in some cases almost completely melted...leaving only ghostly, rapidly disappearing traces of whatever hopes and dreams went in to it, whatever was meant to preserved...images lost and devolving into chaos, soon to be nothing....and, by the way, it makes a really cool-looking movie to space out to...
 
Oh well. If the world doesn't end tonight, it's not the end of the world.
Salman Rushdie

...in addition to being the Apocalypse, the day that just ended here on the east coast of the United States was also, of course, the winter solstice...when darkness reaches its peak for the year, only to gradually give way to light, day by day, until the process reverses itself six months from now....works for me...

4 comments:

patti said...

Experiencing the solstice/apocolypse from downunder! We have plenty of summer solstice light to share with you up there. Keep on shining Dr J.

the walking man said...

I guess the Mayans thought we'd be smart enough to begin the calendar again at day 1 after 65,000 years. Maybe they gave us more credit than we deserved.

berenice said...

Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas Dr. Jay!! Salutes from San Diego!

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