Today we are being visited by the lovely Annalisa Crawford. Take it away, Annalisa!
It's been a year since my novella Cat and The Dreamer was published! There have been lots of changes in my own life in that time, and I started to wonder what else had changed...
Thank you Rachel for inviting me over today!
Today's topic: The end of the world, Mayan style!
The world was supposed to end on 21 December 2012. I did not know this. Or at least, I think I must have been aware of it at some point over the last five years or so, but by February 2012, I'd forgotten.
an article on this very subject. You can see how many times the world has been expected to end in your lifetime! And, according to this, the next dates to watch out for are 2020 and 2021, although I read another article which suggested 2015, I think.
So yes, it's all nonsense. If the world was going to end on a specific date we'd have some forewarning - a meteor in our skies for several months, a giant tsunami creeping across the globe, a disease passing from one continent to another. At no point will we be snuffed out with the speed of a candle.
So the question is: why do people believe this? Are we really so disillusioned with our lives that impending doom is preferable? Are we ultimately so self-destructive as a race that this seems a likely or logical course of action?
What actually makes me sad is reading the scientists views that the universe could be torn apart in 22 billion years time. I know that's quite a long time from now - and life on Earth would probably have disappeared a long time before that. But the thought of nothing once more makes me wonder: what's the point of all of this?
It reminds me of being a kid and looking up at the stars - so many pinprick stars in a black sky - and feeling so very insignificant...
Ahem... well, this post went off on a different track than I intended.
What are your view on life, the universe and everything?
Do you think the end of the world might happen in our lifetime?
As a teenager, Julia survived a suicide pact, while her best friend Rachel died. Julia’s only escape from her guilt, and her mother’s over-protection, is her imagination. When Adam arrives in the office, Julia’s world takes a startling turn as she realises reality can be much more fun than fantasy. Finally she has someone who can help her make the most of her life. But can she allow herself to be truly happy?
Cat and The Dreamer is available on Kindle UK, Kindle US, Kobo, Nook, iTunes/iBooks, and via Vagabondage Press.
Annalisa Crawford lives and writes in Cornwall with a good supply of beaches and moorland to keep her inspired. She finds endless possibilities in the relationships between people. Several new projects are on the cards for 2013.
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