A Tsunami Watch . . . While Kit Sleeps

Looking out to sea at Camp Mokuleia

Good Evening, God!

Oh my! I took this photo just before dinner tonight — pretty close to the time the earthquake happened off of British Columbia. Shortly after our dinner we got the news that we would have to leave our Women’s Retreat and evacuate from the North Shore.

Instead of going to the Waialua High School evacuation spot Martha Lee and I decided to head for home. I came off the freeway just as the police were closing Kalanianaole Highway. Fortunately, I was able to make a right turn and detour around the closure. So I made it home safely — only to find Kit soundly asleep. Our home phone was out and still is. Had I found Kit awake I would have urged that we go to higher ground.

Now, I’m sitting here — streaming the news on my laptop — and beginning to relax. Still, the experts do say that the first wave is not the biggest. I guess, God, that I really get into these things. I have an Active Imagination. But, I don’t need an imagination — all I need to do is remember the videos I saw of the Japan earthquake. So horrific, God! So horrific.

We live on a moving planet, God. These Tectonic Plates we live on do shift and adjust themselves. Given the huge size of these plate the shifts are proportionately small. The North America Plate stretches from Iceland to the West Coast. Still a few yards movement can have an exponential effect on us humans. Sigh.

I can feel now that my adrenalin levels have dropped. Thank You! I shall creep off to bed . . . to sleep . . . to dream . . . but probably not to be washed away. We are all In Your Hands, God. Thank You!

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