Friday, March 11, 2011
EVERYTHING ELSE SUDDENLY SEEMS VERY SMALL
Taking in the sheer scale of a massive natural disaster is never easy, and the devastation in Japan is no exception. To make the idea more manageable I can only reduce it to concern for friends and loved ones in the danger zone, and attempts to relate it to previous personal experience. I went through the 7.1 Northridge quake in Los Angeles, and that was quite scary enough. I can barely imagine how an 8.9 might have felt. Beyond that the disaster can only really create a sense of complete awe and reluctant awareness of just how small a human being can be when compared to the size of the entire planet with tectonic plates in motion. I already know that some of my friends in Japan are okay and I hope that others are also safe. That’s all I can really say except that it doesn’t quite seem the time for fun and gags, Frozdicks and gratuitous beauties. More a moment for sober reflection. I’ll see you all tomorrow.
Posted by Mick at 3/11/2011 09:01:00 AM