"Swan Song", 14x18, oil on canvas
I have been thinking of a lot of stuff lately. Probably enough stuff to create a big, black hole in my brain. It all started after I went to see the movie Black Swan on New Year's Eve. I remember looking around the theatre after the lights went up at the end of the movie and all I could see were faces filled with shock, awe and horror. For some reason, I didn't feel shocked about the movie at all. Granted, I have had plenty of experience with ballet, Swan Lake and directing productions. That helped a bit, I suppose. Yet, the more I thought about it, I just didn't get the reaction of everyone else. Why wasn't it as predictable to the other people in the audience as it was to me?
I think Black Swan events are much more predictable than people could ever imagine, because the signs are always out there in advance, if one has their eyes open a bit. What is a Black Swan event? Well you really need to read up on that yourself, by googling Nassim Nicholas Taleb or Black Swan Theory.
To sum it up quickly in case you don't feel like googling, Mr. Taleb is a Wall Street trader and hedge fund manager, who wrote a book about risk in 2007. The theory within his book, Black Swan, according to the author is:
- The event is a surprise (to the observer).
- The event has a major impact.
- After the fact, the event is rationalized by hindsight, as if it could have been expected (e.g., the relevant data were available but not accounted for).
- The ending is a surprise (to the observer).
- The end of the movie has a major impact. (people in the theatre were shocked and stunned and had to go home and talk about it)
- After the fact, the end of the movie is rationalized by hindsight, as if it could have been expected all along in light of the negative influences affecting Nina's psyche (e.g., the bad influence of the mother ,company director and Lily were obvious, as well as Nina's acute sensitivity, yet not factored into the outcome).
I hate to say it, but I believe that the world is being prepared for a huge Black Swan event.
Hollywood is a master at gauging public reaction to horrifying events, and this is called predictive programming.
I have always been pretty smart about these things, but that's just because I read and observe a lot. All we have been hearing and reading about lately is doom and gloom. Notice that? It's birds dropping from the sky, massive fish kills, the slaughter of innocent citizens and that great big paradigm-changing POLE SHIFT that the Mayans all predicted on their ancient calendars, and that people keep talking about. Now I do agree that the pole has been shifting because my husband knows all about azimuths and stuff and he said that magnetic north has to be adjusted constantly depending on where you are, in order to get the azimuth right on important things like light beam angles on communication towers.
If you expected to read about my painting , I'll forgive you for not reading the rest of this post. But if you have any curiosity about all the weird phenomenon that's been going on, including Tampa International airport repainting its lines , because the poles are shifting, just hear me out for a bit longer. I had dinner with a friend last night, and weirdly, she was distressed that her zodiac sign could be wrong as a result of the magnetic poles shifting! Huh?
"You mean I'm no longer a Libra, either", I said?
I think that there are clues that can help us predict what's going to happen in the future, so that we are not surprised by a new Black Swan event. So if you're ready, I am going to give you some clues that have been on my mind, and then you can go home and think about them, just for fun.
Ready? Here are your clues :
Black Swan, LOST, CERN, large Hadron Collider, SHIFT, Cygnus.
Okay, if you never watched LOST, you might be lost by all this, so I'll give you one last big clue- BLACK HOLE. I actually have only watched the first 10 episodes of LOST, but it seemed pretty apparent to me that the plane had entered some sort of black hole which transported the people into another dimension.
Although I haven't gotten to season 2 yet, I found this map from season two on the Internet.
Now, I am no scientific genius, but this map from the series LOST (which I discovered by googling LOST), looks like constellations of stars to me. The arrow points to what seems to be a swan, of all things. Another word for swan is "Cygnet" and I just happened to find a really cool science site that talks about the star constellation "Cygnet the Swan", which is where I am guessing the black hole occurred on the series LOST when the plane lost its gravity, based on that map.
The site also talks about the large Hadron Collider and CERN, and the search for the God particle. Oddly enough, when I googled images for the series LOST, I discovered that there are similarities between the LOST logo of the Dharma Initiative and the overhead view of the Hadron Collider. Hmmmmmmmm.....
That's about all I have to say, folks. I think we are being set up for a global catastrophe and so we may as well get religious.
One last prediction. Tonight Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky will leave the Golden Globe awards a happy man. That seems pretty predictable to me, but maybe I'll be wrong.
Hope you liked my painting. Perhaps one of these days, I'll get around to painting a Black Swan.