photo by Yuko_t
the bastard woke up this morning to news of the quake and subsequent tsunami I. japan and I was of course concerned.
I made sure to check in with the people I know who are there and the people in my life who have family there and fortunately they are all right ( however, I'm still waiting on my friend in osaka) and that was a relief.
but what struck me was the tsunami.
the meteorological map of the sheer enormity of a wave that covers a hemisphere…
that hit japan with 13 foot waves last night…
that hit Hawaii with 6 foot waves at 11am…
that hit San Francisco at 11:15 am…
and traveled until there was nowhere else left to go.
it was like the analogy of dropping a pebble in a pool and watching the ripples travel until they lose momentum.
except it's more like a jove's fist and the appropriate end result.
it is both amazing and horrifying at once.
I thought about this conversation I had with a friend or relative,
I don't recall as I may have been tired or drunk or both.
but there is a large chunk of the canary islands that sticks out in the ocean like a great cantilever that if it dropped into the ocean.
not if, but when actually.
if it dropped in, it would send 8 foot waves straight to new york.
and it shook me to the core for a moment.