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Happy 22.214.171.124.0 4 Ajaw 3 K’ank’in! We’ve got a clean slate to create the new world however we would like – lets make it full of peace and joy.
Rather than making fun of those who thought this was the end of days, I will just recommend a fantastic book on the incredibly nuanced and complex ancient (and in some cases, modern) Maya conceptualization of time as something sacred. If you really want to understand the Maya calendar and the ways in which the ancient Maya viewed the passage of time across the cosmos, there is no better book than Time and Reality in the Thought of the Maya by Miguel León-Portilla.