The 5,000 year-era, known as the b'ak'tun cycle, ends on Friday. This Mayan long count calendar completes the 13th b'ak'tun, a benchmark that means a full cycle of creation.. Stories abound concerning the end of the world on 12-21-12. One claims that a Mayan ruler left the prophecy as a monument in Tortuguero, Mexico. After defeat on the battlefield, he declared that the military setback launched a larger cycle of time that would end in 2012. Many scholars believe the prophecy was misinterpreted.The Mayans had a cyclical view of time. They would not have seen the end of their calendar cycle as the world's end. They restarted a new era. Mexican leaders in Mexico have convened a Mayan Peoples Council to focus on the cultural significance of the new era. "Like native cultures throughout the world, we want to maintain our cultural identity and preserve our ways of speaking, thinking and seeing the cosmos," said Mary Coba, a tribal council representative. NASA published a web video (posted below) explaining why the world did not come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012.The date of its release, December 11, was no mistake, even if doomsayers would likely call it one last act of earthly hubris. NASA uploaded the four-minute “ScienceCasts” - “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday,” in an effort to answer daily questions and concerns.
The world might end on a Friday, but it won’t happen tomorrow or the one after. Most scientists agree we have about five billion years of battery life, in the form of the sun, to go before the time comes to get nervous.
Use Friday to re-evaluate your writing.
Creative Write: Choose a letter and write all the words that flow to mind. Rethink. Relive. Respect. Respond. Take time to restart, reshuffle, revel in humor. Rally in relief.
Renew expectations to welcome the launch of your next writing era. Write a creation story.