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The End of the World as We Know it

You may have heard by now that tonight midnight marks the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. These predictions fail to move me, being the kind of girl more ready to shrug off catastrophe than prepare for the worst.  But then my friend Stacey called with this scandalous thought: what if starting tomorrow we could start over? What if we all decided once and for all to take responsibility for ourselves and each other with love being our guiding light? What if the end was a brave new beginning?

I was intoxicated and also intrigued.

It's a love apocalypse, Stacey said. A chance to let go of all the things that don't serve you. A chance to choose the world you create.

Hours later there was an impromptu photo shoot with my kids and good friends from the neighborhood.  The kids immediately understood, and I began to appreciate in a new way the power of intentions. They were so glad to be photographed. Even more I could see each one saw the necessity of choosing a new way.  In a world where killing was becoming all too commonplace, radical love is the only way.

What will you let go of as the world ends tonight at midnight? What you embrace for the sake of a better world?  Leave us your own declarations in photo form in the comments. Or better yet, join Stacey and I at midnight wherever you are. Let's do this thing together.

for more information visit or leave your own brave images in the Flickr group or tag your Instagram photos with #LoveApocalypse.

Reader Comments (8)

i love this idea and am all in for some radical love.
i am in.
December 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkristin
I'm letting go of worry and embracing faith.
December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaro
I love this idea of seeing today as the last day of . . . . . and tomorrow the beginning/new day of . . . . Like so many people, last Friday's tragedies in Connecticut and China have rocked my safe, secure world (again--I was teaching when the Columbine HS tragedy and the Virginia Tech shootings occurred). I'm out of the classroom now, retired, but I think about students and the awesome responsibility we toward them. . . . I'm off topic! I

I read that someone has misinterpreted that Mayan calendar thing; that the world does not end tomorrow, but the old era ends, and a new one begins. Let's make sure that the new era that begins tomorrow is filled with love, peace, and harmony (okay, so I'm still a child of the '60s!--I think I'm hearing strains of "Aquarius" in my head!)
December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia
What a wonderful concept. I'd love to let go of worry and welcome more faith, just like Caro.
December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
I'm giving up self-doubt and fear!
December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZindzee
December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie
My new to do things for me......sounds selfish...but i put my needs last all too often.
December 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjoanna

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