When I tell people that I'm a fan of Science Fiction, often, most think only of Star War, sometimes Star Trek or Comic Book adventures, not realizing the rich literature that addresses the facts that the events of today are shading our future. Last night read the must interesting short story by the Hugo winning author, Maureen McHugh, title "After the Apocalypse". What impressed me with story, was how settled she wrote of the events that brought on her dark apocalyptic future. She wrote of rounding black out and raising gas prices that broke our economy's back. We are lead to believe that the apocalypse with come riding down on us with the crushing hooves of plague, war, and destruction but I feel that the final days will come to us more settle way. Like Christ stated, "Like a thief in the night." I am witnessing our Middle-Class being destroyed by the greed of the so title One Precent of the rich, sending jobs over- seas, college cost going up so high only the rich can afford a college education, gas prices keep raising making the cost of everyday items raise up as we won't be able to afford to buy them, banks giving so very low interest rates that they rob the people of the money they use to get rich on and weather that changes are so extreme that it causes our farmers to destroy their crops before they have a time to flourish, not to mention my country men fighting in wars in the Middle-East that will never end or be won! If these are not signs of an apocalypse what is?
About me? Reminds me of that question one gets on a job interview or a first date -"So tell me about yourself?" Sends chills down my spine. What am I to say? I am wonderful & brillant- now hire me , love me - buy me dinner buy me a drink. I like to see myself as my favorite image, the dancing Shiva. That's me, a dancing Shiva dancing within the circle of cosmic fire the energy of life , birth & distruction with the instruments of creation, music and weapons of war in my hands while balancing one foot in the air and one foot pressing down on ignorance. Life is just a balancing act after all.