With the world in a whirl – or sometimes it seems like that – people’s imaginations are running amok. A sighting of the Loch Ness monster in the Centurion flood waters is disturbing and must take top marks for imagination.
Then there was snow on the Sani Pass — people living nearby were worried that the iceman cometh. There were unreported incidences of yeti clambering up the icy mountain slopes. How did they get there without immigration papers? Did they have their unabridged birth certificates?
Is it the extreme weather conditions and climate havoc playing on imaginations in a sense of light relief? Or is it the silly season and people are sick and tired and need something to amuse themselves?
With global deforestation going on at a pace, surely it won’t be long before bigfoot arrives on our shores to find forestation. There’s a sneaky suspicion that they might enter via the Knysna heads to access the pristine Knysna and Tsitsikamma forest and be chased away by the mythical Knysna forest elephants.
With henny penny and ducky lucky hammering out woe from day to day, hour to hour and minute to minute, it looks like the bogeyman could be near. It seems like that sometimes when there’s no power, no water and whales being snared in octopus trap lines.
Ol’ Charles Dickens got it right – “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” — but with such ambivalence and uncertainty some would say, “Couldn’t the poor chap make up his mind.”
If we don’t get our act right with the environment, it could be time for the universe to be invaded and taken over by zombies. Not that we haven’t seen them already, the walking dead running things into the ground yet no one hanging up on shiny meathooks.
Apocalypse now, apocalypse soon, apocalypse whenever — isn’t it about time we kicked off our shoes and took a calming stroll along the beach or in the hot desert orange sands of the Kalahari?
A brief respite so we can rest before we take up the cudgels anew and begin a new year, 2020 and just hope the prophetic words of Randy Bachman “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” don’t hold true.