‘Tis the season to eat holly etc and we all look forward to some time with our families and loved ones, and hopefully some quality time together.
However, I am reminded by a fiend of the family, that the world is due to end, once again, in late December. (sigh!)
Despite my having been on the planet a very short time indeed, by geological standards, I have experienced quite a number of ‘end of the world’ events – none of which have come to anything of significance.
However, on hearing of the current ‘end of the world’ scenario my furtive imagination burst forth with an imagined conversation between the gods …
Set amongst clouds of heavenly erm, Godliness, sounds of thunder and stuff like that …
Head God - "Well, have you released the Kraken, risen a vast tidal wave and wiped humanity from the face of the Earth?"
Lesser god with overall responsibility for Doom, mass extinction and general nastiness – "More or less oh Omnipotent one."
Head God – "Good that will show the buggers – eh, what do you mean ‘more or less’?"
Lesser etc – "most of mankind have been utterly decimated and wiped from …"
Head God – "most? MOST?!"
Lesser etc – "well, erm, it seems that there were prophets of doom predicting the end of the world, and er, well, Mr A. K. Atkinson and his wife Edna were somewhat troubled by the thought of annihilation, they have just redecorated the kitchen and, and well they sort of, tried to avoid it."
Head God – "Am I not omnipotent? Creator, and as I see fit, Destroyer of all? How did these miserable beings possibly thwart my Will?"
Lesser etc – "um, it seems they kept their fingers crossed oh great one …."
Head God then throws an absolute wobbler, I mean, he is seriously peed off. Humans will not respect him if all you have to do is cross your fingers…
And a very merry Christmas to one and all!