Thursday, May 26, 2011

End of the World

We're on the pier at Pismo when I look up and see this.

The world was supposed to end the day before and hadn't, but my first thought was -- maybe the world is ending now due to a east coast/west coast daylight savings time foul-up and here I am in California.

Not where I expected to be come the end of the world.

So, I stand there staring into the sky, taking pictures (trying to burn out my eyes and camera sensor) and shortly I hear murmurs around me, and when I check, the crowd on the pier are all looking up, pointing, becoming equally unnerved by a natural phenomena. Didn't take much imagination to see how our primitive forebears could be spooked into sacrificing virgins to appease a god whose unseen hand was messing with the weather.

Just when we think we're civilized as all get out, nature sends us scuttling back to our caves.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Guess I'll just sit here.