Friday, 21 December 2012

Can't see them yet...

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, woodcut
Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)

Now, what was that about the 'Mayan Calendar,' again?
I'm glad now I bought the ordos for next year...

All of which reminds me of a Punch  cartoon I saw in the 1980s, probably in a dentist's waiting room, which pictured a man looking stricken whilst gazing out of a window watching the four horsemen ride past. His wife is saying to him, "What's the matter with you? It's not the end of the world."

Although, to pursue an Advent theme, it could be at any time - for each of us.

But here, today, the low winter sun is shining through the morning mist; it's a beautiful and God-given day. 


  1. It's a bit like the doom-laden moaning about the Anglican Church. If you keep your eyes closed the problems will all go away!

  2. Yes, but the essential difference is that whereas the 'Mayan apocalypse' was never going to happen, the 'Anglican apocalypse' is already with us.


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