Sunday, April 09, 2006

56. We're Off Once More

It's already April. That's almost a third of the year over and done with. What gives? Surely it's not all flown by?

So, round this time last year, if I'm not mistaken, I was rambling on what a friend of mine experienced when her condo was hit by some mild tremors. She was pretty terrified at the time, but had a nervous laugh about it after. She wasn't the only one affected, some buddies from work had that same uncomfortable experience. All had an identical reaction, fear followed by relief.

And after? Nothing's changed. Things always fall back into place. You know why? Because people hardly ever change. They may go through life altering experiences. Only that it's not really life altering because if it were, they would've, erm, altered their lives somewhat. Only they don't. Possibly for a week or two. But beyond that? Well, you know the drill. Life has a funny way of knocking you back in that old comfortable rhythm. You're used to it, and it can get somewhat frightening if you don't have that sense of familiarity.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. Not at all. It's just that, well, it can get pretty hysterical and useless when you really think about it.

Unfortunately, this doesn't make a whole of sense to me at this point of time. Maybe tomorrow, under the clear light of day. As for now, there's something terribly unsettling about the whole thing. Or maybe not.

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