I stopped at a local store on my way home from work today.
I wished the young cashier a merry new year.
She said: “Ya. It’s right around the corner. And I been thinkin’. It’s kinda weird, you know, that the world has been here for 2000 years.”
I swear on cuneiform writing or the pyramids or on geometry, that is what she said.
Olmec head carving from East Mexico lowlands
Olmec Civilization: 1200 BC