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DAILIES

on February 23, 2011

Being on the Pacific “ring of fire” one has to wonder when the PNW is going to get a good shaking.  Been in one in the 40’s in Seattle…and can remember a day in the 90s when I walked into a room and the rocking chair was rocking.  If you’ve never had the experience,  it is utterly indescribable that the so solid earth beneath is swaying/rolling/falling away underfoot and the immediate attack of panic and utter helplessness is shocking.  And if you’re not a believer in your God,  you will likely, and promptly, become one.

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3 responses to “DAILIES

  1. Shari Green says:

    I’ve only ever felt very minor shaking, but even that was weird. It’s pretty sobering to look at the “ring of fire” map that’s been on the news lately — one could get paranoid, but then, what’s the point in that? Treat each day as a gift… treasure the moments… count our blessings. Sounds trite, but really, it’s how I hope to live.

  2. We live on a fault line — had a small earthquake several years ago that actually did some minor damage to the house — but other than putting together an emergency supply box and updating its contents each year, we don’t give a lot of thought to the potential danger. I guess worrying about it wouldn’t change the outcome anyway.

  3. Heather says:

    I think you should just move to Cranbrook. We’re not on a fault line!

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