December 3, 2010
I met with husband/wife design team Heejung Yoon and Ryan Carnrick this afternoon at the recommendation of my good friend Bibby Gignilliat. They were kind enough to bring a small gift which has got me thinking. Which I believe was the whole point. It’s a journal that begins on January 1, 2011 and counts down 720 days until December 21, 2012.
So here’s what I’ve just learned: on 12/21/2012, we will all experience a truly galactic moment. On that day, the sun will be at the exact center of the entire galaxy. The entire Milky Way (including earth and sun) will align at a point that is known as the galactic equator. This happens only once every 25,000 years. That’s 25 thousand years.
My curiosity piqued, I searched a bit online about this phenomenon. Some think the event may cause a shift in the magnetic poles, resulting in massive destruction. Others, including the Mayans, believe the center of the galaxy is the cosmic womb – a place of death, transformation and rebirth.
I can’t quite wrap my mind around what a Y2K doomsday scenario will look like two years from now (I haven’t even started to get my holiday cards out), but there is definitely some small part of me that really likes the idea of the new year starting a 720-day journey to the center of the/my galaxy. What can I achieve in 720 days? As the journal suggests – Who will I be when I get there?