raisindot wrote:Shaken, but not stirred. It was kind of cool, actually, in the same way that getting drenched with rain spurred by a hurricane decimating the coast a thousand miles away is cool. If you're not in the "eye," it's more of an experience than a calamity.
For 15 years I thought it was kind of cool to be in an earthquake. You think, wow, I could have died, but I didn't. So now I realise my own mortality and I'm going to do the things I want to do and not be afraid because I've just experienced a near death moment.
Then the biggie hit Japan in March, and that and the aftershocks screwed me up big time.
There were aftershocks most days, but a couple of weeks after March 11 there were big 4 big aftershocks on one day, all bigger than the Washington quake, all of them knocked things over in my house. There were times in March when I honestly thought if I went to sleep, I wouldn't wake up again because I'd be crushed to death in my bed.
Hence my 2 month sabbatical. I was a tad strung out.