AN EARTHQUAKE IN GUATEMALA

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AN EARTHQUAKE IN GUATEMALA

Last night, I was sleeping in my bed when something unusual happened. I felt the house shake.

It was an earthquake, a big one measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale.

What to do? Outside it was raining hard. I didn’t feel like getting dressed and going out under that heavy rain at night.

I kept staying in my bed waiting until the earthquake would be over. It lasted one minute and thirty-three seconds! Too long for an earthquake.

What did I feel? Nothing, neither panic nor surprise. I just waited until the ground became stable again. I confined myself to observing what was happening, so as a member of the audience does while he is watching a play.

I let myself rock by the earthquake. I couldn’t do anything to prevent the phenomenon.

How many earthquakes happen in our life! All of a sudden, we lose our money, our loved one, our job, and even our life. Events appear and disappear like slides projected onto a screen. On the other hand, life is nothing but a play, a temporary and amazing play!

Ettore Grillo, author of these books:

– A Hidden Sicilian History

– The Vibrations of Words

– Travels of the Mind

http://www.amazon.com/author/ettoregrillo

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