Saturday, December 22, 2012

THE DAY AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD

Well, my sister put off her Christmas shopping until after the 21st - just in case the propaganda was correct and the world ended yesterday! ha ha   I decided we were still going to be here so did my shopping early except for an extra for Sweetie (a cell phone). 

 According to the Mayan predictions and calendar, we are entering a new world - not the destruction of this world but a new paradigm shift - and, boy, could we use it!

In case you get to thinking about the end of the world again any time soon, here is a wonderful poem from one of my favorite poets, Robert Frost:



Fire and Ice 
 
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.


10 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow, that was fitting for the time. I'm glad you shared that. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Studio at the Farm said...

The poem is perfect for the almost-apocalypse, Rhonda! :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Hope your sweetie doesn't see your post and ruin his Christmas present surprise!

RH Carpenter said...

Glad you enjoyed the post, Carol, Kathryn and Sherry :) Sherry, he picked out the one he wanted - a TracPhone - and I bought it with an extra minutes card for him. He's already tried it out and it seems to work well + the minutes accumulate (something my old AT&T/Cingular GoPhone does not do!).
Merry Christmas - only 2 more days!

hw (hallie) farber said...

He's one of my favorites, too. Frost writing about ice--I don't remember reading this one.

AK said...

Lovely post. Merry Christmas.

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda,
Thank you for the wonderful post and Robert Frost(*My Ameircan friend gave me his book at high shcool). Very happy to find you have the similar veiw. I always told my friends, "'Something is over,' means 'something will start." Yes, I want to move on!!
Have a wonderful festive season.
Best wishes, Sadami

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - wonderful poem - I wasn't too worried about the end of the world - so I like you did my shopping a bit earlier - Merry Christmas my friend. Hope you and hubby have a blessed season of joy and hope.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Such a fitting poem! Have a Merry,Merry Christmas Rhonda! Thanks for another year of great posts!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Glad you survived! Thanks for the poem, I enjoyed it and had not heard/read it before.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.