Friday, December 21, 2012

It's the End of the World! Okay, Maybe Not...



As I sit here and write this post, I can’t help but wonder what the point is.  I mean, if I believe the apocalypse is actually going to happen today, then why go through all the effort to write something no one is even going to have the chance to read? 

It’s simple really.  Because my friends, Shannon Lawrence, The Warrior Muse and Chuck Farch of Apocalypse Now, are hosting the Choose Your Own Apocalypse Blogfest!  So why not go out with a bang?  Ahem…sorry.


That’s right.  The 5000 year Mayan calendar has come to an end and we are all doomed to die a fiery death.  Er…WHAT?  Who said it has to be fiery?  According to Chuck and Shannon:

While many people think the world really is going to end on Friday, the 21st, most of them can't agree on HOW. Will it be an alien invasion? Zombies? Collision with a mighty meteor? The super flu? Solar flares? Oh my, there are so many ways the world could conceivably end, but what we want to know is how you, yes YOU, think it will happen.

The rules are simple:
 
1. Choose your apocalypse
2. Sign up on the linky (see Chuck or Shannon’s blog)
3. Tell us how you prepared for your survival amongst everyone else's demise
4. Describe your apocalypse and how it's going down
5. Make sure the badge is displayed on your blog
6. Visit your fellow survivors and see how their world ended

Other than that, make it whatever you'd like!

Well, I had all kinds of silly ideas run through my head, the most self-indulgent of which was the earth being sucked into nothingness by the black hole that is my book.  Nyuk, nyuk, just kidding.  


Honestly, I’m not really a pessimistic person, so my gut tends to lead me toward a rosier kind of ending. 

Yep, I’m a person of great faith, and while I know the Book of Revelations talks about earthquakes, plague, pestilence, fire, and all that, I believe, if the world were to come to an end tomorrow, that God, in His infinite kindness and love, would allow the world and all the beings He created, to pass in an instant of blinding light, of pure love and total understanding, a moment where we are not afraid, when we are surrounded by loved ones who have passed before and all those we now hold dear. 


Sure, it might happen in an explosive nanosecond much like Creation, but we will be oblivious, totally unaware of any physical violence as our souls merge together into an army of empathetic consciousness. 

How’s that for optimism?     

How do you believe the world will end?    



30 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is optimistic! You've given it a happy ending.
God's not ending it today.
And I went for all out silly.

JeffO said...

Another blogfest I missed! What a lovely view of the apocalypse, Nancy. Me, I'm not so optimistic, but I don't want to be a buzzkill. Have a great weekend!

Angeline Trevena said...

If it were to happen, it would be nice to not know anything about it! I'd be rubbish in a post-apocalyptic survival situation!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I think you just described the Rapture.

Jolie du Pre said...

In search of another zombie post . . .

Melissa said...

I'm not worried about the world ending. (No man knows the day or the hour. ;) But I wonder how many people are scrambling to buy Christmas gifts today. LOL

David P. King said...

I got to read it, so no worries!

Your description reminds me of the end of Knowing. Funny movie, in its own morbid way. :)

Andrew Leon said...

Okay, now I'm leaning back toward a man made black hole. It's all over before we even knew anything was going to happen.

Milo James Fowler said...

Going out in a blink appeals to me -- much better than being roasted alive!

Jeremy [Retro-Z] said...

I won't respond until tomorrow... look at the face of an Oreo cookie... they knew!

Did we make it?
My link is dead, I ask again did we make it?
[Visit my post for that to make sense]

Great end of the world post!!
Jeremy [Retro]
Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

Shannon Lawrence said...

Nyuk, nyuk, haha, you made me laugh! The rest of your post was lovely and peaceful. If it has to end, that would be the way to go.

Thank you for participating!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Christine Rains said...

You've given the apocalypse a HEA! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yeah. I kinda had a thought of a second coming sort of end of the world as we know it.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I like happy endings too. I want to know that everyone, if they choose to, can be fulfilled and content. I also understand that not everyone wants that. I can't help rejoicing that today isn't the end of civilization. Merry Christmas, Nancy!

Chuck said...

I want YOUR ending!!! Makes me almost want to believe this will happen tonight. Thanks Nancy, glad you played.

Guilie said...

What a wonderful idea :) I'm not religious, nor do I believe there's an actual world-ending catastrophe, but if there was, I'd definitely vote for your version :)

Lisa Regan said...

That's beautiful. I'm going to hold on to that. I hope that's the way it happens!

Rhonda said...

How wonderful, you have turned the apocalypse into a wonder event. Who doesn't love the idea of "an army of empathetic consciousness." Hope your not too disappointed, we are still the same old lot we were this morning.

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, I hope it happens your way!

Nicole Pyles said...

I just love happy endings!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I feel totally at peace, having read this. Thank you, Nancy.

xoRobyn

Tammy Theriault said...

great idea...glad i'm still alive..phew!!

Cynthia said...

I try not to think too much about how the world would end...and it's past midnight, and we've made it! Virtual champagne toast!

Sue H said...

I like the idea of it happening so quickly, rather than a long and drawn-out attempt at survival which sees people brought down to basic animal instinct!

Loved this uplifting and positive view instead of wacky zombies for a change!

SueH (I Refuse To Go Quietly!)

Monti said...

Nancy, what a lovely commentary on a subject that has long fascinated civilization. Thank you for your optimistic thoughts!

Monti
Mary Montague Sikes

Nate Wilson said...

I'm not a religious man, so of the two options, I say it's gotta be the black hole of nothingness. And man is it gonna suck (us in).

Stephanie said...

I like your apocalypse! I pick your world!

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

>>...How do you believe the world will end?

With the letter "d".

I gotta say, this was the warmest, softest, rainbow and puppy-est post I've read. So nice and loving that it almost makes me long for, at least, a small paper cut.
Ha!-Ha! [:-)

Seriously, thanks for all the positive thoughts!

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Torggil said...

The rapture. Beautiful. Too bad as an athiest I'm doomed...

Does remind me of a British mini series a few years back.. bloody awesome it was, it started with the disappearance of 500 000 or so people all over the world, and things went from there... I wish I could remember the title...

Trisha said...

You certainly are a great optimist! :) I like this idea. hehe