The Mayan Calender End Age, 12-21-2012, heralds a New Age of spiritual enlightenment, not the end of the world. “Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age… In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear.” — Joseph Robert Jochmans
This date also marks the first day of winter, the shortest day of the year. The shortest day is also the longest night and what better way to enjoy the longest night than with black lace and a beautiful red rose. The world didn’t end; it only seemed that it might.
Edited in Paint Shop Pro using blending layers with 3 textures by Kim Klassen added
Canon EOS REBEL T1i, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm
Location: east coast of Florida (USA).
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