Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013: We number our races round the roiled sun

A new day.
A new year.

Let us count and account for our
conceptual trespasses.

We who live by the "numbers"
may yet die for having misunderstood
the essence, direction and sum of our numbers.

"Numbers" make us feel clever; sapient. Perhaps too clever.

On this day we proclaim the end of our 2013'th race bout our sun. Two thousand, zero hundreds and thirteen times since we started to count. The common era, 2013 CE. We now begin our 214'th cycle. Even the Mayans flipped over to a new cycle.

What will we accomplish in this coming loop?

Will we fall over a fantasized fiscal "cliff"?
Butt our heads against a deficit "ceiling"?
Will we build more such artificial edifices?
And then count them as real?
In our mind's eye?

Will we continue to eschew
that which is real?

Realities Check List

(1) We are biological bugs (yeast-like) consuming the finite resources of our spherical Petri dish

(2) We can't keep this up forever

(3) We can't use mental gymnastics or oral incantations to make our problems go away

(4) Evolution is not on our side

(5) ...

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