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[Tidbits] Time... and the 1st Marquis of Pabol

A quick disclaimer folks. I must be aging for I find that just as I
was ready to send this article out I had done it before under a
different title. However… the treatment is a tad different… and
so I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway. That said…

He claimed he was descended from the Moors and was therefore of Arab
lineage. He was born in the town of Figueres close to the French
border. His father was a lawyer… commonly known among many as the
bottom-dwelling blood-suckers of our society. I, for one, do not
subscribe to this theory. At least not publicly… and certainly not
if there are any lawyers reading this. Hey… I love you guys.

In the seventeenth century Archbishop Ussher believed that the world
began in 4004 BC and would endure for 6000 years. Nostradamus…
using Ussher’s chronology and the belief that time was a one way
river that flowed from past to present, predicted that Doomsday would
begin in the year 1999 and would herald the beginning of the End of
Time. This calculation was made by adding 6000 years from 4004 BC.
For me the math comes out to 1996… but I would never be the one to
quibble with the arithmetic of one so great as Nostradamus. Whether
1999 is truly the beginning of the End of Time is of course a bit
moot… for one does not truly know how long it will take for the
beginning of the End of Time to reach the end of the End of Time.

Our Marquis had a younger sister named Ana Maria who wrote about her
older brother. At 15 years old he had his first public exhibition of
his charcoal drawings. At 18 he took up residence at the Residencia
de Estudiantes in Madrid. He was 5ft 7 3/4 inches tall and was
already considered an eccentric with his long hair and sideburns who
dressed in the fashion of the English aesthetes of the late 19th

The Mayans of Yucatan were obsessed with measuring time. They
concluded that time had a cyclical rhythm to it and repeated itself
every 260 years. So here it is: You want to know what’s going to
happen tomorrow… read up on the same date going back 260 years…
and it will all be there for you to see in black and white. As to
Brahmanic cosmology… it goes like this: When Brahma awakens from
his cosmic sleep and breathes out… a new universe comes into being.
4,320,000,000 years later… Brahma breathes in, returns to sleep…
and the universe ceases to exist. This leads to three interesting
questions. One: Is Brahma truly awake for all this time? Two: Who’s
going to be around long enough to prove this theory wrong? And three:
Who thinks up these numbers anyway?

Among the many forms of art created by our 1st Marquis of P=FAbol…
jewelry became one of his passions. I am sure you all know who he is
by now… but if you don’t the image entitled the Eye of Time should
remove any doubts. In any case… let me know who you think he is.

For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Current Tidbits… and you will get to view The Eye of Time created
by 1st Marquis of Pabol.

And there ya have it.
That’s it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.
Benjamin Mark