|By Dan Golden|
Like a prospector at the height of the gold rush, too much time is spent sifting through the dirt searching for precious metals. Too much time has been spent arguing, discussing and explaining the most basic principles of science to the ignorant; without action. Futility is the new exercise program.
Then came a storm, which took too many by surprise. "T'was foretold". There is nothing like being faced with the most elemental of forces to trigger primal responses. The strange exhilaration of experiencing a real threat that requires immediate action. Then comes the satisfaction of knowing that one is as prepared as one can be, and that there are alternatives. Alternatives that are not necessarily comfortable, efficient or convenient, but nonetheless available.
*Hugs can opener*
Some need a reminder of how precarious life is. Others express gratitude for what they realize they actually have. A few pretend it never happened.
The story writes itself. Much is irrelevant, but everything is subject to change.