A to Z Challenge – Post Apocalyptic

Day 16

April 19, 2016

The Perpetual Letter: P

Post Apocalyptic

I ended yesterday’s Challenge post saying I was going to watch the newest episode (for me) of the popular series “The Walking Dead.”

This is just the most recent of many, many series about life AFTER the end of the world. To be honest, I’m not really sure what it is that I love about these shows. There have been many. Can I remember my first? No. But somewhere I must have watched something, or read something which swept me into that realm.

My favorite book is “The Stand,” by Stephen King. I’ve read it quite many times since 1984, and let me tell you, it is a rather sizeable book!

I have a memory of taking walks in a many trailed park here in upstate New York, when my family first moved up here. As I traversed the twisting, turning paths, I’d imagine I was one of those people moving through a world where everything had stopped, where all the wheels of technology had gone south because our species had a prediliction for self-destruction.

Once, in a blogging challenge about quotes, one of the first I remember posting was, “We are the archetects of our own annihilation.” That hit home big time as wars were being waged on a global level, and it was nothing new to the creatures we are. This quote came from a post apocalypic series, “Jeremiah.”

What about this kind of circumstance left its imprint on me? Perhaps it was that I felt a reboot would serve homo sapia well, where we were all put back on a level playing field. Would we learn from our mistakes? I don’t know. I fear not, but it seemed like there was something necessary in that kind of lesson which might well finally be learned.

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Faraday's Candle
    Apr 19, 2016 @ 19:46:44

    The one show on TV no one in this house watches…lol.

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  2. calensariel
    Apr 19, 2016 @ 19:48:18

    This is the third blog I’ve read today with that same theme. I guess it’s starting to be on a lot of people’s minds what we’re doing to the people and the planet… Hopefully that’s a good thing?

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Apr 19, 2016 @ 23:16:56

      What other blogs had the theme. I’d be interested to see them.
      I would hope that these kinds of shows actually serve as a reminder that we’re teetering on the edge of extinction, if we don’t change our ways.

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  3. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature
    Apr 19, 2016 @ 20:48:26

    What Calen said. Did you watch Resurrection? It was on TV for a while. Pretty interesting how violent it got, illness and people forming tribes. Then a bunch of weird stuff because I’m thinking it was written by the person who wrote Lost.

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  4. Fimnora Westcaw
    Apr 19, 2016 @ 23:23:42

    Mary, was this the show? (2014) “The town of Arcadia, Missouri, is shaken by the sudden appearance of Jacob, a young boy who was thought to have died 30 years ago. Their search for answers will reveal one shocking truth after another about Arcadia’s strange past.”

    It’s not yet on DVD in Netflix, but it can be added to the queue for when it comes out. Thanks 🙂

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    • Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature
      Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:23:57

      You know what, I got the name wrong. I saw that too. But maybe it was called Revolution. A couple of the Lost actors were in it. I can’t remember the names of the characters. Shoot. Um. All power goes out everywhere suddenly, and there are a million subplots.

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      • Fimnora Westcaw
        Apr 20, 2016 @ 13:30:23

        Ah, that’s why. Let me check out Revolution – wait, I think I saw that! Or part of it. Checking it out. Yes, that’s the one. I can’t recall why we stopped watching it. I think Mr. Quantum became disinterested. I’ve just added it to my list, and will begin watching it again. I recalled two actors I knew – Billy Burke (from the Twilight Series, and more recently, from ZOO which was a really powerful show itself; and Giancarlo Esposito). Thank you!

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  5. jerseydreaming
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 03:00:33

    I loved The Stand. Such a powerful first novel.

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