They'll be gone soon...
Meanwhile, I share a little of what's on my mind lately.
A conversation by FB with my old bloggie-buddy Steve. Steve's been a little worried lately too. And as it turns out, he's not the only one.
HJW: Did I tell you my latest zombie dream?
Steve Skojec: No. you haven't
HJW: I was in a big city, like Vancouver or Toronto, maybe New York, but definitely N. America and the zombies were swarming the whole city, coming on like a wave. But so fast that half the city didnt know.
I escaped to a section where things were still normal, and ran around this mall yelling at everyone to STOP SHOPPING... trying to get them to understand that they needed to run RIGHT NOW.
They were shopping, shopping, and talking on their cellphones and acting completely normal.
Steve Skojec: yeah, no metaphor there at all
HJW: I looked up one street and saw the wave coming about three blocks up, and people started screaming up there and running, shots fired, cops, sirens, fires, couple of explosions, but still all the people around me refused to listen.
...Then they started falling on us out of windows of the skyscrapers.
Steve Skojec: I don't like your dreams
HJW: Me neither
A little... preoccupied lately: Russia, China, Iran, Russia and China, Korea, N. Korea, troops and hardware moving to Russia's western borders, the US sending planes to Poland. Finland. Estonia. Latvia. Lithuania. All the names I really never wanted to hear mentioned every night in the news again.
Getting that paralysis feeling again... it was soooo long ago...I thought I'd forgotten what it felt like.
We really thought it was over. We weren't idiots; we knew that there was still plenty of Bad out there, but we thought at least the chances of getting vapourised had diminished a bit. My twice or thrice-weekly nightmares about The Blast diminished and finally dried up all together.
The _____ ____ing Cold War went a long way to blighting the lives of my entire generation. And we thought it was over.
It wasn't much, but we figured at least that one was behind us. As long as they weren't going to blow up the world, we'd make it. We could deal.
It's like the end of the movie when you thought (but you didn't really) the monster was dead, and it roars back to life. Only this time, it eats everybody...
...and there's no credits.
People talking about how it might be a good idea to learn how to make a fire without matches.
Oh, and there's this. Remember ebola? Oh, I do.
How does it go again? War, plague, famine and... and... what was the last thing again?
Suddenly, it's 1980 again, and I'm 15, listening to Heart, and wondering if there's any point to doing anything. (That was the real reason, by the way that "Gen-X" never did anything with ourselves. The "slacker" generation had been told by their hippie parents that none of us were going to live to see thirty, so what did we care? We were, to put it simply, paralysed by the terror our parents had instilled in us. We spent our whole lives staring unmoving at the headlights we'd been told were coming at us. Yeah, thanks for that Boomers...)
Oh, how well I remember that weird, nauseating pressure between my shoulder blades and at the base of my throat at the phrase "emergency NATO meeting..."
After Friday's urgent meeting of the UNSC, U.S. ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, called upon Moscow to withdraw its armed forces from Crimea, while Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said that Russia is acting within existing agreements on the stationing of the Russian Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea.
Russia is a veto-wielding permanent member of the Security Council and is able to block any proposed action by its members.
Foreign ministers of the European Union will convene at an extraordinary meeting on Monday to discuss Russia’s potential use of armed forces in Ukraine.
Thousands of Russian soldiers doing nuke drills.
Not much blogging for a while.
Why don't y'all go say a Rosary or two.