December 20, 2012 marks the end of the 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. If you were to believe the rumors, this marks the end of the world as we know it. I think I’m ok with that. The world could use a bit of an upgrade: more joy and less hopelessness. More community and human connection, less self-centeredness. So, yes, I believe the world will go on. And I’m willing to follow the New Agers way of thinking: that the date marks the start of time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation, and that 21 December 2012 may mark the beginning of a new era (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon).
Here’s to the new era starting 12.21.12. May there be lots of tap dancing.