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!
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