Friday, March 18, 2011

The House Began to Twitch ...

This photo of the bookshelf in my study was taken on March 11, 2011 at about 5 p.m., just hours after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (aka EQ11 according to David) rocked our world. As you can see, the wood frame is leaning to the left and some of the books are askew. On the top shelf you will see one failed earthquake brace and one on the brink of collapse. This image is an apt metaphor for our current condition: slightly out of kilter but not in any real danger.

We are now in Chicago where we maintain an apartment and feel at home. Sort of. The girls and I flew to O'Hare last week Tuesday. David and Pippi joined us the next day. Pippi was not too happy about being cooped up in a crate for the 11 hour flight but bounced back quickly upon her release. Francia is at home in the Philippines.

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