Last evening was one of the times when we were too engrossed in our lives, and seem to be in control of one or all, that very moment GOD decided to tap on shoulder to remind us of HER existence, and "all" is not in our control; Last evening an earthquake of 5.6 on Richter scale, sounds moderate but was powerful struck Bay Area, and what makes it more scary that it was most powerful quake to hit the Bay Area since Loma Prieta in 1989.
It lasted for more than 30 seconds.
It occurred at 8:04pm, I was alone at home busy doing nothing, was busy with purposeless surfing, catching glimpses of GS Warriors - Utah Jazz game on TV occasionally, then suddenly everything started to shake like leaves....it was damn scary, I rushed out only to see parking lot shades swinging side ways as if they'll collapse any moment. Other people also came out of their houses, dogs were barking, suddenly birds were making weird noises. It’s tough to express the feeling of helplessness, tough to portray that moment of uncertainty.
I'm not ashamed to admit that it took me good half an hour to recover from shock;
I know, on second thoughts, it is easy to dismiss it as one odd experience, and it can happen anytime, anywhere and life goes on!!
As like they say, everything happens for a reason; an hidden reason perhaps......kind a 'reset' button, or indication to redo priorities, or see inside and around and appreciate what you've got.
Strangely, our batting line-up consists of 5 openers, and looks like they all stand a fair chance to feature in same game, now imagine we're 3 down and still Sachin n Sehwag or Ganguly n Gambhir are on crease, will make it look like still openers are operating :-)
All set for 'Jab We Met' tonight!!!