Sitting in Offley churchyard. Warm for the time of year and rather windy. The trees are very noises. Shhh!
21st of December passed by uneven truly. The supposed prediction of the
end of the world by the Mayans has not materialised. Has the dawn of a
new age of consciousness arrived? Not sure. Judging by the normality of
depressing items I doubt it. It seems as though people and the world
never learn from the past.
another age old prophecy of the end of time and the dawning of a new
age will be heralded and we will all meekly want to follow it. Oh look,
it's Christmas Day shortly. That reminds me of something...
Human construction or human destruction. The
rhythm of the natural world goes on. Oblivious perhaps to the desperate
need of mankind to find some kind of escape from the the deep
consciousness of pain, suffering and mortality that it has become aware
of. I saw no signs in nature that it was preparing itself for the end -
just loads of varied belief systems that honestly seem to have gripped
people's thoughts - aided and strengthened no doubt by the mass of
pick-and-mix ideas off the Internet. The alienation of man from his environment is becoming extreme.
in the churchyard the burden I feel is lifted and I am surrounded by
the elements that my ancestors lived with day and night. It may have
been idyllic in some respects, but would I have really have want to live
back then without the technology of today? What were prophecies for in
those days? Hope, cultural survival, belief, control, wisdom? People saw
things around them, were deeply aware of the landscape and their
environment. Now we have amazing flat screens that bring the world to
us. I am not sure what we are becoming, but in some ways we are becoming
moulded into the technology that now surrounds us. Soon perhaps our neurons too
will become directly wired to circuits and devices to heal us of
illness, to entertain us and to find out the times of the train.
the natural world goes on just as it has always done so. Adapting,
changing, living. Is it going to change us I wonder, or are we changing
Is religious belief ultimately futile? Or do we need prophecy?
Where do I fit in?