Saturday, April 17, 2010

Brought down by Mother Nature

Once again, this Earth that we all live on has decided to show us just who’s boss. That pesky volcano whose name few people can pronounce correctly (Eyjafjallajökull) is wreaking havoc with the world. Flights cancelled. People stranded on vacation in countries not their own. Meetings, funerals, weddings; all missed. No way to get across the big pond unless you happen to book a cruise. Life disrupted. And there isn’t one darn thing we can do about it except wait it out. Air travel is something we all take for granted. Just hop on a plane and go. To no longer be able to do this is unthinkable, even for a few days.

The forces of nature are awesome, aren’t they? Humankind is puny in comparison. Nature will do what it will do and we have no way to stop it. Or change it. Or harness it.

We are supposed to be leaving a week from Sunday on a business trip + vacation to Ireland and France. Will the volcano allow it? Only time will tell.

Comments:

As Reya would say, “Oh yea!”

Indeed, Jane! What a mess!

I hope your trip is not affected!  I spent a semester in Ireland in 1976 and would love to go back and see how it has changed.

I hope things return to normal fairly soon as Peter and I have booked a vascation in Cyprus.

Joyce, my worst fear is that the plume clears up, we go but it erupts again and leaves us stranded. Sheesh.

Jan, we won’t have long in Dublin, just two days and then we’re off!

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