We here at adamsonmedia.com (and by “we” I mean “me”) hope your holidays are filled with love and laughter, and that at no point will a giant meteor hit earth over the next several days.
Thing is, if a giant meteor did hit earth, the results would be catastrophic.
I’m sure you saw the movie “Deep Impact.” It was quite sobering.
If not for the bravery of Robert Duvall and several actors whose names I do not remember, earth would’ve suffered an ELE (extinction level event).
But they were on a space shuttle and, thanks to a suicide mission in which they basically rammed the big meteor, they were able to splinter the rock into thousands of pieces.
Oh, some big remnants still hit earth – causing massive tidal waves and mind-boggling destruction, but by the end of the movie there was hope as President Morgan Freeman made a speech while the White House was being rebuilt.
And when Morgan Freeman says something, you believe it.
Ultimately it was a movie of hope, and while it was not set during the Christmas season, it could’ve been, because meteors don’t care.
The simply don’t care at all.
Fortunately, there are no meteors in the forecast through Christmas and New Year’s Day, which sets the stage for a joyous occasion.
On the other hand, there is now speculation that we may not be alone in the universe. Several credible people who speak about such matters in a credible manner have come forward suggesting there is intelligent life beyond what passes for intelligent life on earth.
Could this mean a Christmas invasion, such as the kind that took place in a 2005 installment of “Doctor Who,” the one that features the first full episode of David Tennant as the Doctor?
Might the aliens be hostile, arriving on earth with ray guns and angry robots, intent on wiping out all human life but keeping buildings intact to use for storage?
Or, perhaps they would come in peace like E.T., searching only for Reese’s Pieces, Drew Barrymore and spare parts to make a phone.
That would be cool.
Not necessarily Christmassy, but still fun. And slightly sad.
When, in the movie, E.T. turned gray and I thought he was going to die, I almost cried. And then when he headed back to his home planet, I did cry.
I mean, I was a mess. I really wanted E.T. to stay.
Anyway, the chances of any of these events happening are quite small.
It is my sincerest wish that the warmth of the holidays will wash over you like hot coals, but not coals so hot that they burn. In fact, forget that.
May the glow of the festive season fill your body like the dye that is used in medical procedures, and may all your gifts be the kind you actually want and can use, and not something that someone picked up at Walgreens at the last minute.
Not that there’s anything wrong with Walgreens. They have a lot of nice buys.
So Happy Holidays to one and all.
But watch the skies.
Always watch the skies.