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Watching Grass Grow

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PENTAX MX + SMCP K 55/1.8 + KENTMERE 400 [RED FILTER] on ILFORD ID-11
The ‘Apocalypse’, as in the last book in Scriptures—Revelations, is mostly more about how the world turns as it is also about how it ends.  Problem is, the preoccupation is how to live in light of how it ends rather than how it turns (and right now I am watching this National Geographic documentary on doomsday preppers…).  In part, I think that is because how the world turns, in and by itself, is boring.  It is not the stuff of breaking news.

Consider for one moment how Jesus describes the Kingdom of God elsewhere:

“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away” (Matthew 13:24b-25).

The rest of the story goes and is explained later to be that the servants offered to get rid of the weeds but the master simply said to let it go and let both grow together and do the sorting out later.  We rea…

The End of the World...Again

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RETINAL MEMORY PENTAX MZ-3 + SMCP FA 28-105/3.2-4.5 AL(IF) + KENTMERE 400
Now we are into the zombie apocalypse, before that it was the Mayan end of the world as we know it and I cannot remember what Nostradamus said came before.  It seems that there is now an interminable demand for the world to end.  I am not sure which one is more torturous, for the world to really end, or to be smothered by the seemingly endless parade of apocalyptic scenarios.

It cannot be said that Christianity is above that because it was the one who started the whole thing.  After all, the end of the world was part of that tradition: was it not that the last book in Scriptures was about the end of the world and aptly titled "The Apocalypse"?  And that word basically took a whole new meaning and spawned of life of its own.  The word "apocalypse" translates into "revelation" (or "unveiling") and was simply the author's way of presenting how the world turns...and yeah, e…