...and I feel fine.
Yes, that is an REM song. It's probably a bit silly, but any time I hear the phrase "end of the world" that song pops into my head.
You might be wondering why I'm blogging about the end of the world. Well, its simply because apparently the Apocalypse has started. We probably should have seen it coming. Here in Australia, we've had a decade worth of drought and now Queensland is experiencing the worst floods in 150 years. At the worst, flood waters peeked at over 9 meters high. Sounds impossible, but true. In recent days, thousands dead black birds have been dropping from the sky in America, not to mention thousands of dead fish being found in rivers in America and on beaches in New Zealand. Think about the past decade. How many deadly natural disasters have there been? Earthquakes, flooding, landslides, bushfires. The events seem to get more and more extreme.
Some religious fanatical in America thinks we'll see the second coming of Christ on the 1st of May 2011, while I'm sure a lot of other websites are saying the Mayan calender that ends on December 2012 must be on the money.
The idea of the world ending is mind-boggling, too catastrophic and implausible to consider. I can't actually believe it myself. Okay, in the back of my mind, with all these events happening and the fact that, being an author, I have a very over-active imagination, there is a little voice saying "but what if it is happening? Why did it have to happen in my lifetime? Oh crap, we're totally screwed!"
In all seriousness, I think our world is in trouble, with all the pollution going on and places where population numbers aren't sustainable. But I don't think this means the entire human race is about to be wiped out. I do think these things happening need to be considered as a whole and then we need to change our attitude about the way we're treating this planet. Yes, it is a resource, but its a resource we need to maintain and replenish. Because if we keep sucking it dry, what do we think is going to happen?
Yes, I sound like a hippie. But maybe we should start listening to those advocating for better use of the environment around us.
In other (less heavy) news, I got a request for more material from an agent this morning, so I'm off to do some last-minute reading over before I email her back.
Cheers for me and fingers crossed!