|A LITTLE SHAKEN UP
||[Oct. 27th, 2003|09:33 am]
I received a call from my mother this morning, She informed me that she was "alright and everything was ok." I had no idea to what she was referring, so I simply responded with a rather banal "good" though I must admit I had a lingering feeling there was something going on of which I was not presently aware. As she began to relay recent events to me, my suspicions were confirmed. Un benounced to me there had been a major fire near their home (my child-hood home) in San Diego. As par for the course, I had been completely oblivious to these events due to my lack of a T.V. and my general abbohrrence of internet news. Needless to say upon realizing the severity of the issue, I was beside my self. I'v been looking at the damage on line this morning. It's a very eerie, foreboding feeling to see the places you spent considerable time at in your youth suddenly reduced to smoldering embers. Though I|
never had the opportunity to visit the twin towers in New York before their destruction, I Have a better understanding of what the local in habitants might of felt at the sight of their downfall. I would not wish these feelings on my worst enemy.
As I understand it the fire is still raging, though it has thankfully remained a quarter mile distance from my parents home. I hope it can be contained. Many of my old neighbors and friends have been evacuated. Over 400 homes have been destroyed. It will take a lot of time to recover from the damage. I'm just glad my parents are safe.