Why should it take an earthquake?

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Why should it take an earthquake?

Why should it take an earthquake?

I’ve been thinking, this morning, about how quickly one’s perspective can change, often through illness or a sudden event that causes us to focus on what’s important. I have often listened to people who have faced trauma or long-term, serious illness and been inspired by their views.  Then, inevitably, I have thought ‘What if it didn’t take something so huge and catastrophic to force us to re-evaluate our lives and our values?’ I had an awful dose of tonsillitis just before the summer.  I was at home, off work, for almost a week, in a lot of pain, shivering, sweating

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The sea and the sky

The sea and the sky

Each scale on the fishtail of humanity glistens in the light and withers in the dark. The sea is cold tonight. The surface blurred, several stars above. Rushing saltwater, like shards of ice in the eyes. We breathe, whichever way we know how. Oxygenating the blood. Freezing the lungs. Folding the heart. The trenches and bunkers are deep and dark. But the sky is young in her flight.

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