Monday, August 10, 2009
*Before you begin reading, please note that every time you get to the word EARTHQUAKE! or EARTHQUAKES! the appropriate action is to shout the word in your best 1920's presenter voice. Thank you. The Management.
So, yesterday there was an EARTHQUAKE! not too far away from here, about a 4.6, I didn't feel a thing...no big deal.
SO, last night, I was exhausted, emotionally, physically, everythinglly. I passed out at 7pm Japan time. Woke up at 11pm from the most terrifying nightmare I have ever had. Tried every hour to go back to sleep and the nightmare would start again...Don't you hate that?!
SO Finally, at about 4:45am I fall back asleep, now, it takes me forever to fall asleep, especially when I'm trying, so I was just laying there in that weird pre-sleep dreamville, you know what I'm talking about? Where you can kind of hear people, but if you actually try to respond you either make, strange grunting noises, give a series of "mmmhhmmms", or just interject with random vowels, "refrigerator!" Yeah. You got me. Well thats where I was. And suddenly I felt like I was rocking, and I woke myself up saying "yeah, mmhhmmm" and nodding rapidly. Then I just layed there, trying to process what was happening...Am I dreaming? am I in a giant woman sized cradle? What is happening?
Then I realized, EARTHQUAKE! And a big one at that. I was too tired to be scared, and I thought, I should get in the doorway, but then I remembered that I suck at opening the door to my new apt. (its this electric key thing, its very complicated when you're me). So I thought, I should get under the desk, but by this time we were really movin and shakin, and I thought, "there's nothing above your head Kasi, just stay in the comfortable bed and let God rock ya! If you try to go to the desk you'll probably fall and break something". Now, you tell me, who can argue with logic like that. So I stayed in the bed and felt seasick, and loved every second of it.
Now, I haven't researched the effects of this EARTHQUAKE! at all, and I hope no one is hurt, and no property was lost or severely damaged. Having said that, I LOVE EARTHQUAKES! They are a terrifying reminder of how small we are in the scope of our planet. For some reason, every time I remember that I am this tiny speck on this glorious Earth, it frees me up. Does that make sense, I stop worrying about silly stuff, I stop stressing. I relax.
I just want to love and be loved.
And be an international superstar.
And win a Nobel Prize.
And be happy forever.
That's not so much to ask.
At least...I don't think it is.