I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but I’m going to say it again anyway: Morocco experienced an Earthquake in some cities like Kenitra, Rabat and Fez about three hours ago…
And in less than 30 seconds, my Facebook and Twitter feeds were trending with words like: Tremblement de terre, ZNZAL to some and ZLZAL to others, who were rolling their eyes thinking: « 4,5? That’s a piece of cake », making jokes about Chuck Norris and even creating new Trolls that spread around the internet in the blink of an eye.
Well that happened…
On to my story now: I was alone in my room chatting with my best friend on Facebook and half watching Dane Cook’s one man show. Then suddenly, my bed started to shake, I glanced to my bottle of water on my desk and it was rattling. My RIGHT BRAIN wondered: « What’s going on? » and my LEFT BRAIN loudly screamed: ‘Holly Chocolate, you’re going to die! ».
I looked up and my little sister was at my door staring at me with wide eyes which made me laugh so hard. But I’m not going to lie, my knees were involontarily trembling slightly under my computer… Call me human !
Yes, I was freaked out and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
7 seconds, that’s how long the quake lasted. 7 seconds of adrenalin-charged panic and a fleeting sense of finality, 7 seconds and it could have all been gone…
Now about 3 hours laters, I’m obviously still awake, wondering what it would be like to be dead and gone ? Questioning some things about myself and the people I care about the most and hoping that the whole « 2012: Mayan Calendar » Aka « The End of the World theory » is nothing but a joke ! Because otherwise, I know at least five people who will happily scream and shout these two sentences in my face with an evil voice right before Planet Mars hits me: « I TOLD YOU HIND, you see? I TOLD YOU it was the end of the World ! «
Anyway… Praise the Lord !
To sum things up, tonight was an interesting night. That’s why I named it the « Pump it Up Night ». And it may sound like a cliché to some of you but it made me feel so very small and so very much human.
Now I feel like going to my parents and my little sister and giving them the biggest family hug ever to remind them just how I much I love them.