I am happy to report that I am happy to report that the predictions of my untimely demise were highly exaggerated, including my own. In addition, it would appear that none of us were deemed worthy to escape the human condition prematurely. The kind elderly gentleman, who made it his life's ambition to warn us all, miscalculated again, proving once again that the future is unknown.
What I hope that this accomplished is that anyone who worried or believed in this type of prediction, frequently bred in uncertain economic times, will not worry about 2012. That his followers are met with compassion rather than ridicule, for being so desperate to want to leave their existence behind. I am also hoping that those who chose to take advantage of the vulnerable will be forced to issue a refund. Hope goes last.
Considering his age (89), an apocalyptic end is in sight, as it eventually is for all of us. I cannot escape my own mortality or even live "every day to the fullest", whatever that actually means. However, I can choose to steal every little moment of time that I can to read a good book, marvel at a leaf or watch squirrels argue about whatever it is that squirrels argue about. It looks like everyone has got problems.
What kind of lemons do squirrels get and what do they do with them? I have been left to ponder the seemingly irrelevant.