Have you ever been invited to go to a website of pictures taken before disaster strikes? Have you taken the bait to click and look? If so, that’s not a disaster — that’s just the human trait to focus on disaster and catastrophe.
Some of the photos in today’s post ARE pictures taken before disaster strikes.
In yesterday’s therapy group, we discussed how our expectations — including disasters — often don’t turn into reality. Immediately after that group, I received a call about disaster striking unexpectedly. When we had extricated our cat Harley from the crawlspace where he was hiding during the move two days before …
… somebody knocked loose an HVAC pipe, which caused significant water damage to the kitchen below.
When I talked to people about that disaster striking, the responses included:
- “That stinks”
- “Is your heart okay?”
- “We were going to remodel the kitchen anyway.”
Considering that the last response was from the person who bought our old place, I guess we’re all going to survive this latest disaster.
Here are more pictures taken immediately before disaster strikes (warning: some disturbing photos, music, and captions included):
For some musical relief from disasters, here‘s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
I now expect some comments. I wonder how that will turn out.
Non-disastrous thanks to all who helped me share the words, pictures, and music in today’s post and — of course! — to you, no matter what you expected.