Sunday, August 24, 2014

Shake, Rattle and Roll: Did You Feel the Earthquake?

It takes an earthquake to remind us that we walk on the crust of an unfinished earth.
Charles Kuralt

As a transplant to California I have yet (and hope to never) experience a major earthquake other then a quick jolt. Early this morning I was awoken with calls from family and friends wondering if I was all right and had I felt the earthquake. My first response was, "There was an earthquake?" Then a quick Google search demonstrated how badly it had hit. 

I was lucky. The section of Northern California where I live didn't feel the effects. A friend in San Francisco told me she had been awoken by it, but there weren't any detrimental effects. I've often debated with native Californians that I would rather be in a tornado or hurricane, because more often then not you can get out of the way. And I've experienced both. At the end of the day though, I'd rather never be in any of the three ever again.

Here's being grateful that the harm and damage wasn't worst (although bad enough) and hoping "the big one" will never arrive in my lifetime.

Big Joe Turner, "Shake, Rattle and Roll":

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