The malls are crowded. Starbucks is serving drinks to its many customers. Future gift givers are trying to remember where they hid their presents. Experienced chefs are baking cookies, inexperienced chefs are burning cookies. I suppose this means that the world is still running. The predictions about the end of the world turned out to be false. So what next? Where do we go? If you are upset, sorry. Yes, this could have been the end of everything, but it turned out not to be. Yes, it seemed like we were so close, but we weren’t. We are moving forward—or so I assume. But, to help with the confusion, now feels like a perfect time to use a completely overused quote from a (rather great) 1994 film:
“Get busy living or get busy dying.”
-Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption
Reader, which road are you going down?