Today marks the winter solstice, the shortest day of the entire year in the Northern Hemisphere. And according to some (bizarre by all scientific accounts) interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar, the end of the world. Of course, there’s no exact time for the end of the world but feeling pretty inspired, R.E.M.’s “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” seemed appropriate. 

One other thing that is kind of cool, really is this: according to astrologers, we have the lived through a once in a roughly 26,000 year event. Being a bit of a space nerd with an interest in astrology, I’ve actually read up on it – it’s kind of complicated but long story short, it reportedly signals the end of one astrological age, and the beginning of another.