earthquakes

i really hate whats happenning to the world right now and i just dont mean politically…

…it’s the damned earthquakes.   i’m shocked at whats happenned in haiti and chile and more or less smaller sized earthquakes that we’ve been experiencing in pakistan.

apparently the planet earth has experienced 350 earthquakes alone in the past week

i’m an earthquake survivor – at least thats what you can say from a technical stand point.  you see – i lived in the building opposite of margalla towers when it collapsed in the big earthquake of 2005.  at the time i was bed ridden with a back problem and hobbling on a stick praying that my building wouldnt not crash on me as well…

i can tell you that for a long time after that i couldnt handle being still… that the aftershocks that went on for a month gave me motion anxiety. that for years afterwards i couldnt handle watching my friends at in a play because i felt that my chair was shaking.

of course… i had it better than most who survived an earthquake.  a lot of people lost their families, their homes and their most dearest belongings. i got away with a bit of chronic motion anxiety and temporary homelessness.

i have very strange dreams – theyre mostly about experiencing a natural disaster – about going on a journey with a group of people and finding a new place or haven to live in because our homes have been destroyed.  maybe it’s a side effect of the earthquake in 2005 but its been going on longer than that.

maybe we are going to experience a 2012 movie type situation.  maybe the world is ending and even rightfully so. the logical bit of me feels that well… it is illogical.  the bit of me that goes off hunches feel likewise…

… this could quite possible be the beginning of something far bigger.

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  1. heres my take on it. its the retaliation of mother earth coupled with…yes be warned this is going to get medeival….. coupled with kismet. not the kind we make or ourselves but the kind we r predestined to meet with. i never really understood this concept…and spent many a teenage hours arguing about free will and fate and how they walk hand in hand together into the sunset.
    then the oddest things happened. i saw fate at play.
    my taya died in margalla. he wasnt meant to be there along with countless other ppl who had either gone to spend the night there or were staying with a friend on the weekend or visiting from another city or even staying back or work whilst thier family had let few days earlier. a mountain trekking adventurous girl was one such person. a young pilot another. a guy who lived in the next door tower that didnt all was another.the list is endless. or me it ends wth my taya. he lived in lahore. he owned a flat there and was putting it up or rent the next morning to new tenants, decided to sleep over to fix up the place, despite pleas from his daughter who lived down the road to stay over with her. he was a perfectionist he wanted to make sure the place was top notch before handing over. he’s usually an early riser and on his feet. that day the new tenant was running late. my taya stayed in waiting or him.
    earthquakes are rumbles cries of desperation from the earth for what we’re doing to the place we live in. its a reflection o f our states of being politically, religiously, as a society. its a way or God to shuffle the population o this earth…who and when i dont know if he has a system or is just picking at random.
    the more we push the more it’ll push back. we’re sealing our own fate, with our own hands.

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