The Last Night of the World: Friday the 13th, 2022

“If this were the last night of the world what would I do?

What would I do that was different unless it was champagne with you.”

Bruce Cockburn (1999)

Doomsday has been a long time coming
Really ?

So yeah, “We have all been here before.”


has been forecasted for a long time (coming). I’m seventy-two. born in the fall of 1949. The Seventies (my 20’s) were bad. You think this inflation is bad? How-a-bout 400%? Because that’s what happened in the 70’s. Gasoline went from .25 cents a gallon to a dollar ($1.00) overnight! Cigarettes, too! From .25 cents a pack to a dollar. Dog food jumped, also. Everything!

They (the experts) forecasted we’d run out of oil, water, food, etc. and so on. It was looking bleak. And then came Y2K – we’d never survive that! they said.

And yet, here we are, fifty years later.

Love, Romance, and Adventure

I say. That is the remedy. Don’t give up or in. Carry on my friends. Eat, drink, and be merry. We’ll find a way.

However, be mindful. All good things …

6 thoughts on “The Last Night of the World: Friday the 13th, 2022

  1. Solomon said, “There’s nothing new under the sun.” He also gave the “Eat, drink, and be merry” (with 300 wives & 700 concubines) lifestyle a try, concluding it was all “striving after wind.” Pretty pessimistic fellow for someone once granted wisdom from God so noticeable that Cleopatra sought him out…or maybe I’m mixing up my Old Testament and Ancient Rome stories. Your point is well taken, but when do we ever learn from our past?

  2. Well it’s Saturday morning so I guess Friday the 13th wasn’t the last night of the world. But I didn’t have that champagne with my love. However, I did drink whiskey with my best friend. (via Facetime – Happy Hour Fridays’ 🙂

  3. I do love Bruce Cockburn (although back in the day I embarrassed myself mispronouncing his last name). Burden Of The Angel/Beast is one of my favorite tunes (by any artist). And Pacing the Cage could be one of my anthems. The lines about “bleached out lands” and the “outgoing stage” really speak to me.

  4. “Pacing the cage” a favorite of mine, too. I first heard him in 1971. Turned on by a friend in Vancouver, BC. Saw him live in 2009 in Fort Collins, CO. Small venue, $25.

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