I usually get up early, turn on the Weather Channel and see what's happening around the country, but Monday, Bev and I had to be somewhere at 6am and I was pretty much out of touch until mid afternoon. After watching the evening news and seeing the devestation in Joplin, Missouri on the heals of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on the heals of Greenback, Tn., and this Joplin report was followed by shots of another erupting volcano in Iceland, I can't help but wonder.
I'm a history, geography, weather buff and as I understand it, we humans have flourished during a thousands of years long period of calmness on the earth with climate that is condusive to us. But with, what appears to be a higher level of volcanic and earthquake activity and the disasters these cause, the warming of the planet and the more serious weather and disasters this may be causing - flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes - I can't help but wonder if Mother Earth is slowly awakening from a nap. I hope not.
My heart goes out to all those who are affected by these tragedies and I can't even imagine what it must be like for all you have to be blown or washed away.
Sorry for the downer and I hope to be back to normal tomorrow.