EARTHQUAKES! HURRICANES! ZOMBIES! Okay, there haven’t been any reports of zombies. Although I have been playing a lot of Plants vs. Zombies lately but I think it’s completely unrelated to the earthquakes and hurricanes.
Mother Nature has been playing a few tricks on us lately and I actually kind of like it. I’m not saying that because of any harm to person or property. But I do like the way that people band together in a time of crisis.
I’m spending this Sunday in Baltimore at my sister’s house. She’s fully stocked with food and has a generator if necessary. As long as the internet doesn’t go out, I’ll be okay.
Hope everyone is staying safe!
So yes, I made fun of the earthquake. Yes, I made fun of the hurricane. Yes, I make fun of myself. There’s a lot going on at one time. With an unexpected earthquake felt up and down the entire east coast (which is kind of freaky) and now a hurricane threatening the entire east coast, it’s easy to start getting sucked into the OMG-it-must-be-the-end-of-the-world mentality.
You know what? It might be. But I don’t feel like it is. I feel like it’s a series of natural events and they’re pretty darn fascinating. I don’t think it’s punishment for anything. I don’t think the earth is angry with us. It’s nature.
If you want to talk about air quality, we definitely reap what we sow. And I know there are climatologists that tie a lot of thes events together. But it’s nature.
You know what the best part of it all is for me? It’s not making fun of the ridiculous television reporting (although they make it so easy). It’s knowing that people care. People that I’ve never met in person. People that I’ve never met except online. They know me. They know where I live (not in a specific house, that would be a little stalkerish). And they asked how I was after the earthquake. And today, I’ve had lots of messages from people just checking in to see how I’m weathering the storm.
So if it is the end of the world, I couldn’t have picked a finer crowd to be with.