I wonder sometimes how people would react if we knew beyond a doubt that the end was coming, for example, if an asteroid the size of Texas was going to hit the earth in three weeks. Would people stay calm and be kind to one another? Or would we go crazy with violence and debauchery, knowing that the end was coming? Would society fall apart because no one would go to work? Or would people dutifully keep on doing their jobs until the very end? Hopefully we will never find out, because civilization seems like a very thin veneer at times.
Well, however today turns out for you, I hope that you enjoy the Winter Solstice. I have a strong feeling that there are more days to come, and more hikes.