Looks as though everything’s going to be okay. Human beings have been doing a pretty good job of wrapping things up, getting things that needed doing out of the way so’s it’s going to be a quiet one.
Here and there all over the planet the people assigned to keep Old Sol happy, praying Him up mornings and praying him down evenings seem to have gotten the situation well in hand for now. Not much danger of anything falling on our heads out of the sky or jumping up out of the earth to surprise anyone.
The Emergency Box that’s caused so much trouble in the past is now securely locked away from the kinds of people who’ve been sneaking around doing monkey-tricks with it. In the US the government’s been cooperating in a world-wide effort to quiet things down.
One of the things they decided to do that might help is shut gradually down the US Post Office, which ought to give a strong shove in the right direction away from anything more happening. And not a moment too soon, either.
Those people have been creating headaches for the citizenry all the way back to Ben Franklin. If it wasn’t electric bills it was jury-duty summons postcards, registered-return-receipt letters from people trying to make things happen and shiny envelopes telling us we won a sweepstake. Or delivering some magazine about golf, or pictures of houses and kitchens and clothes. No end to it.
Generally speaking the newspapers all over the place telling people what happened somewhere are getting their comeuppance, too. All those little daily and weekly papers struggling to tell people who died and what the local rich people are doing with their private lives are sinking into the woodwork. Good riddance, says I.
Especially the part about jury-duty summons post cards and electric bills.
That Emergency Box might find itself completely detached and rusting away if we can keep at it. Without juries they’ll be able to just lock people up who need it without all the fanfare.
Everything’s going to be okay today provided nobody went to sleep at the wheel while praying up Old Sol.