In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “On the Way.”
Are there events — historical, political, natural — that divide your life into a ‘before’ and an ‘after’?
We were on the last leg of a trip home from overseas, when the pilot announced that since we were early, he’d give us a treat. “Look out the windows,” he said, and made two low, tight circles around the caldera of that sleeping dragon, Mt. St. Helens.
It’s been thirty-five years since St. Helens exploded.
Fifty seven people died.
One of my brothers got married a few days later. He and his bride drove off for their honeymoon in a cloud of ash.
A generation ago.
A naptime away in volcano time.
Sleep long and deeply St. Helens.
What natural phenomena has impressed you? Were you in New York for Sandy, New Orleans for Katrina? Nepal for the earthquake? The Northeast this past winter?