this was the view from the shore,
and today, this entire area was evacuated
due to a tsunami warning.
As I type this,
the tides are changing, and there are surges at times,
but really, that seems to be the worst of it.
We are definitely lucky.
I know that there are people who will be disappointed
that the "show" wasn't more impressive,
but those people are basically whacked.
I'm grateful for the thorough and meticulous work
of the scientists and the civil defense officials
who are ultimately concerned about our safety --
even the safety of those dingbats who wandered out
into the water to wait for something, anything to happen,
or the idiots who brought their children to the shore.
I don't find this experience disappointing,
another reminder that nature cannot be predicted,
cannot be thwarted or mastered or controlled,
and that every moment matters,
regardless of the view.