AS THE EARTH approaches the next solar maximum, whereupon torrid spouts of fire will erupt from the Sun, I contemplate the asteroid that will then knock our planet out of the sky and into a collision with the planet Nibiru, sending us skipping across space like a stone across water into the black hole that is our dark destiny.
In a previous blog, 28 Things, I formulated a plan to see/do 28 things before I die. That was before I heard about the Mayan calendar. According to the Mayan Long Count calendar, December 21st 2012 represents the end of the 13th b’ak’tun, a period of 144,000 days, and so the end of the fourth world. This means that the Sun is going to explode, Earth’s magnetic field will reverse, an asteroid will crash through our planet’s crust, and the mysterious planet Nibiru will pulverise what remains, leaving a black hole to neatly vacuum up the bloody particles our mashed bodies leave behind in space.
The end is nigh. This is the end of you and me, of tears and laughter, the last year of earthly things. I can’t finish all 28 things on my list. But I can sure as hell make this year an adventure. I am going to post a list of things I want to do this year – during this, the final chapter of my life – and write about their completion. In between, I will post idle thoughts and amusing pictures/articles/videos in order to document the comedy and tragedy of this fragile and transient human life, soon to be extinguished in a fiery rain of solar flares and planetary debris. In short, this blog is: to post idle thoughts; and to organise the completion of as many 28 things as I can manage.
Wish me luck.