28 October 2011

The End of the Mayan Calendar

"Will our civilization succumb as the Maya's did? And will that be a bad thing? The Maya did not disappear. They just changed the rules. They made a different life that didn't include building fantastic monuments and temples. It was a simpler, communal and highly spiritual life that continues successfully to this day (although it is being threatened by modern interference, both hostile and benign.) Eventually the Northern Lowland Maya followed suit -- abandoning their magnificent cities to live in agricultural communities. Perhaps that is where we will end up too. Two thousand years from now, will people dig up Wall Street and wonder what caused our civilization to collapse?"

I changed one phrase only, inserting Wall Street for New York City. This work is Jeeni Criscenzo's from the turn of the millennium.

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