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“This is the End. Beautiful friend, This is the End
My only friend, the End. Of our elaborate plans, the End
Of everything that stands, the End. No safety or surprise, the end
I’ll never look into your eyes…again.
Can you picture what will be…”
From “This Is The End” by The Doors.
Its been a rough month for the World, hasn’t it?
– A drop of over 1000 points to the Dow.
– The Gulf Oil Spill may be the worse one in history.
– A volcano in Iceland shuts down air travel across Europe.
– Greece’s inability to pay its bills, and riots showing the population doesn’t care may bring down the European Union.
Bad news upon bad news, for a World still feeling the effects of a financial near collapse and a economic recession. Can we finally say the End is here?
Well, with a nod to Jim Morrison, the simple comment is…NO.
The Collapse isn’t here, Civilization isn’t about to implode. So if you are racing towards the local grocery store, bundles of cash in hand, ready to clean out shelf loads of can goods before the Masses realize they are doomed, then turn around now and go home.
Yes, things are rough and going to get rougher.
You have time to prepare though.
What we face isn’t a tall cliff we all fall off to plunge to our Dark Ages Doom but a slow, long descent into the wilderness. What kind of world will a wait us there, I’m not sure but it is one our children will see, I have no doubt.
I wonder…did the final Romans imagine their far off grandchildren would live in the Dark Ages of Europe, or did they dream of something better?
Or fear something worse?
Kathy at Just In Case Book tells it like it truly is…
“First, put some water on to boil. When it’s hot, use some to rinse out a tea-pot. When the pot is hot add your tea. I like a nice loose black tea but any kind will do. Now let the tea steep for 10 minutes. You can put on a tea cozy if you like, unless you are a man and likely to have company. If you are a man and a friend drops by, you will get made fun of if you are using a flowered tea cozy but maybe that would not bother you, in which case, go for it as it will keep your tea cozy and that is, after all, the point.You may add some sugar or honey to your tea but if you add milk, please don’t tell me about it as it makes me sick to even consider. Lemon is okay if it’s real and not reconstituted. Playing some Enya is a good idea but sitting in silence is fine too. If necessary, give the kids a popsicle and set them out on the porch. Just have them absent for a few minutes and shut off the ringer on your phone if you can. Now drink your tea.”
So while you may be panicking, just have a cup of tea and try to relax.
And if you want some really depressing doom and gloom, here’s Morrison at his best…
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