Oh, The Rapture Of It All

At six o’clock on Saturday, May 21, 2011, the world was supposed to end. It was Judgment Day. I pondered what to do with the end of the world approaching. I decided the best thing to do was nothing. And that’s what I did – nothing. I didn’t grocery shop. I didn’t do the laundry. I didn’t clean the house. I waited.

On Saturday, six o’clock came and went. I remained – all intact. It was a Judgment Day misjudgment.

Sunday morning came. There was nothing in the house to eat. There wasn’t even a drop of milk to put into coffee. There weren’t any clean Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes, and dust bunnies were hopping all over the house. That just goes to show you what doing nothing will get you — nothing!

For centuries, there have been predictions as to when the end of the world would come. Take a look at Nostradamus. Now there was a prophetic guy.  

Some people get caught up in predictions about the end of the world. Truthfully, I like surprises. I don’t want to know when I’m going to die. I just want to wake up one morning and know that I’m dead. Done. Finished. The end.

If you’re still waiting for the end to come, take time and enjoy our wonderful world while you wait. What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele and illustrated by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum, 1995)

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