Friday, December 21, 2012

Did The World End?

The end of the world is near? Winter Solstice? This is what I posted on Facebook this morning:

"So far so good I don't think the world has ended yet. Maybe it will before noon. But for now I'm still here. The good is still happening. Mom is still painting. I have great friends. My relatives still provide me with support and entertainment. And the annoying is still happening. The Sherwood, Oregon newspaper delivery service is still the worst. People are still staying "at this point in time" when they mean "now." They are still saying "the fact of the matter" when they mean "my opinion." And they still are giving me no choice when they say "if you will." And today is winter solstice. People say it is the shortest day of the day (which it will be if the world ends before midnight) but if not it will be twenty-four hours long just like most days. Shouldn't they be saying that the winter solstice is the darkest day of the year? That is what it will be if the world doesn't end, happiness, sadness, joys, successes, failures, love, heartbreak, needing support, giving support, dreaming, looking for your niche, health, recovery, prayers needed, prayers answered, fun, boredom, annoyances, laughter and so much more. Wouldn't have it any other way."

I'm glad the day didn't end yet so the man in the following article could get a piece of history from 1941

And I'm sure everyday there is a genius born. What about you, are you a genius?

Since the world didn't end, let's look at our future:

Comment Away.


Lady DR said...

What a wonderful solstice message, Bill. Thank you for sharing with us and God bless.

Wow, interesting about the Christmas cards. Also interesting that some of the descendants refused to accept delivery of them. I suspect many of the Nazi soldiers were fighting because they were forced to, not because they chose to.

I didn't take any of the tests, although I may go back and play with some later. Since I have no burning desire to be a genius, it really doesn't matter. May be the only place I'm not a Type A overacheiver (G).

Funny pictures. Thanks for sharing. At least, with digital cameras, you can immediately see the issue and retake. Not so, when we had to wait for the film to come back from the drug store!

William J. said...


The younger Nazi soldiers were brainwashed in school and willingly followed orders without hesitation. The veterans from WWI very reluctantly perfrom Hitler's duties. They didn't want to but if they didn't they would have been executed themselves.

I didn't take the tests either. The last time I took an IQ test was in the 7TH grade and it came out a the genius level. I have taken one since because I don't want to destroy the false image.

I like digital cameras and the babies!