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11 November 2011

11/11/11, reprise

Hi.
I have republished one other 
of my earlier entries,
and today I want to do that again.

This one was actually originally written
on 10/6/10,
I think,
but it was written about today,
and I actually had a fantasy when I wrote it,
and still harbor that fantasy,
that it would inspire the world.

Well, maybe not the world,
but maybe you.

Here goes:






So, as we all may know,
there's a growing community of folks
who are a bit worried
about the date
12/21/2012.
Somethin' about
Nostradamus
and
the Mayans,
and
some kind of planetary alignment.


Well, I had a revelation
today, and
it goes like this:

That's not really the date to watch
out for.

Well, ok, so it's true;  the evidence
(if you accept that kind of evidence as evidence)
does suggest
something major,
on
12/21/2012
something/anything
ranging from
major paradigmatic shift
to 
ice age
to
metaphysical awakening
to 
alien encounter
to
total destruction

or

fill in the blank

on 12/21/2012.
somy35 )

But I had a vision today,
and it was
that the really interesting
palindromic
upcoming
temporal event 
will be:

11:11 on 11/11/11


I think it could be
either
a.m. or p.m.

you choose.

~ ~ ~

Anyway,

I would propose that

11:11 on 11/11/11

should be declared

the deadline time

for the one-ness,

and if we meet that deadline,
and stay in a state
of oneness
until 12/21/2012,
well,

we'll pass whatever

judgement day test

God has in store for us

for

12/21/2012.


Get it?

You see,


the deal is this:


if, 

by some weird

outside

chance,


we are facing Armageddon,


then hey,


what the heck?


Would it really hurt us to try,


for a little over a year


to just be at peace,


to just love each other.



This Is My Request,
My Dare,
To The World:

If everyone would meet that deadline:


11:11 on 11/11/11


a.m.  or p.m.,

you choose,


and then


beginning on that date,

just


STOP


stop all the hate.


Stop all the fighting.


Stop all the bickering.


Stop all the competition,


and hating,


and hurting,


and murdering,
STOP IT ALL!!!!


and just start loving,


loving people


who



you never thought you could love.



Find a place in your heart



where you can see



the thing that makes those people
who anger you, or have hurt you,
or who you don't understand


yes, 


those people,



find the thing that makes them



beautiful.





and love them until


12/21/2012.




Well, actually:
 let's say
the danger zone for
a real,
possible
 Armageddon
or
Apocolypse
or
whatever
is
from
12/20/2012
until
12/23/2012.

Yeah,
that sounds good --
those solstices 
can take awhile,
especially when they involve
a realignment
of the Earth's
magnetic fields.


So, given that,
if we get through
12/23/2012
and we're still here
and the sun
is still shining
and Santa Claus comes
and brings you
all the presents you asked for,
well then,
if we're still here after
12/23/2012,
and we've loved for a year,
and we've communicated honestly for
a whole year
and we've given to the poor for
a whole year
and we've forgiven all our debtors
for a year
and our debtors have forgiven us
for a year
and we've built up Iraq's infrastructure
for a whole year
and gone to tea with the Taliban
for a whole year
and the Taliban has gone to tea
with us
for a whole year

So, let's say
we do all that for
a little over a measly year,
and we get past the 
end of the Mayan Calendar
with no Apocolypse,
no voice from the heavens,
no planetary destruction,

why then,
if that year or so of loving
each other really proved
to be a waste of our time
we can start hating each other again,
and go back to fighting each other again.


That's the deal.



That's the deadline.





11:11 on 11/11/11





begin the one-ness




2 comments:

laurak@forestwalkart said...

sounds like a good plan to me!

i'll be the first to accept your challenge...your dare...in writing...here...to do my part of one-ness.

and to continue it right up until the END! my end. which i hope will be AFTER 12.23.12 !! :)

Makropoulos said...

Oh, do! I hope others do, too!