It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine.

I am just returning from attending a celebration for a former student who recently graduated from law school.  I was happy that the world didn’t come grinding to a halt so that I could see and visit with Dan (the recent graduate) and his lovely wife Meghan.  God is good like that to me – allowing me to step back at just the right times to appreciate how rich my life is.  I haven’t seen Dan and Meghan for a few years, but it is comforting to know that I can still reconnect with them and we can laugh and joke like we used to.

On the way home from Dan’s celebration I drove by Taco Bell on 13th Ave.  I laughed out loud at their sign that read – “Now Hiring May 21 Survivors” – apparently the humor of the uneventful rapture has even made its way to Taco Bell.  Yeah, I am fairly sure even God got a chuckle out of that one.

So the planet is still here and I have been singing a line from an REM song all day – It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine. Not that I was sitting around waiting for the end of the world today like some folks, but I am acutely aware that life is fleeting and that I could be gone tomorrow.  But it occurs to me that although I would regret having to leave my family and friends, I have already lived a fairly full life.  Let’s face it, I have had an opportunity to meet my educational goals, to work in a field I love, to marry and divorce three times (and we won’t even go over the cute distractions in-between)  and through it all I have been surrounded by people I love and who love me. Really, even if a house landed on me tomorrow I cannot say that fate handed me a bum deal (and yes, I would have on ruby slippers).

So if and when it really is the end of the world for me, worry not, as I feel fine. 😉

Day six hundred and eighty-four of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

About Ms. C

I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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One Response to It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine.

  1. highlight says:

    I wish I’d taken a picture of that sign and posted it on my Facebook page — it would have gotten lots of laughs!

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