This is it. The end of the world - go ahead and get scared now.
I wrote the following post in advance, but saw this blogfest and couldn't resist, since it pretty much goes along with the theme I ran with this month. Thanks to Chuck and The Warrior Muse, we get to end the world on our terms. I choose to end on a sentimental note that will end with a most embarrassing picture of yours truly ...
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According to a great many sources, both ancient and modern, today is supposed to be the last day that you or I will experience life on this little planet that we fondly call Earth. It's not exactly clear how or in what way this is going to come about, but, we still have some 16 hours to find out, give or take a few, depending on which time zone you reside in. It's kind of a bummer, really. I enjoy life, but maybe all this breathing and eating business if overrated. Who's to say we're not some anomaly, a mistake in the cosmic soup, and maybe, in the grand scheme of the universe, it's better this way?
Well, I'm the type of person who likes to search out the optimism amidst the pessimism. I'm also the type of person who likes to keep all of his bases covered - insurance, if you will - who is to say today is the end or tomorrow, or 600 million years from now? So, now that you're here, and if you've been following along with my month long series and all of its little clues (which is general good preparedness tips to begin with), you now have everything you need to stand a fighting chance, and I will now get to the meat of this message:
This little ball in space is our home. We humans are like one large family. Sure, we tend to squabble and disagree at times, or worse at other times, but there is also much good. And in a world where I may not be the easiest person to figure out (I'm still working on it myself), I've found another home of wonderful people, eager to learn every day, who are an inspiration to me and my writing. You. All of you, my friends of the Blogosphere. If this really is the end, I wanted you, my crew of 800+ and all my wonderful readers to know how thankful and appreciative I am to each of you, for pushing me, stretching me, and for finding value in the words I write, which has given me more strength in times of doubt or during temptations of seceding than you can imagine.
Again, my friends, this is adieu. I have my towel, my comfy robe on, and a little something extra, just in case, even though I've been told it won't help at all. You're all amazing, thank you for believing in me and this blog, and may we dodge a bullet and see better days ahead.
In short - so long, and thanks for all the hits!
I promised an embarrassing picture, didn't I?
I'm David, and I think someone had sandwiches in this bag ...
P.S. If all's well after today (I'm 99.8% sure it will be), I'll announce the Build Me A Blog-Hop winners on the 24th. So many good entries, too. It's going to be tough to select just three. I'll also provide query critiques on the 26th to anyone who wants one, so get them ready!