Even though it was reported that 1 in 8 Americans believed today was to be our Big Finish? I did not note a crush buying batteries recently or stocking up on water, both of which I recall clearly from the disasterism hullaboo arising around the turn of the last century.
Perhaps because there is no way to prepare for no longer existing, though many seemed to believe they'd intuited a safe spot to hide out while the world ended while others worked to devise various survival assistant devices. There is one man in China, for instance, who apparently stuffed his life savings into the building of a modern ark, having decided that the sky jaguar vomiting blue in the Dresden Codex pages depicts a world-ending flood.
|See that blue stuff to the left of the far right panel? Et voila, your flood.|
At any rate, here's to the continuation of our world! Here's to all the ways people have been celebrating and hoping to stave off the short colder days over the centuries! Saturnalians, Christians, Christmas celebrators of every stripe? This next week or so is all yours, so show us what you've got. I mean, since we are all still here to see it...
In the meantime, from our home and gardens to yours - no matter what you celebrate or how - very warmest wishes for the season, and yes, joyfully! seasons, yet to come.