Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Subtle Things




I sat there waiting, watching and still wondering what to believe. Like millions of others we had followed the aftermath of the Japan disaster. Seeing such devastation left no doubt in anyone’s mind as to the size of the recovery task that lay ahead. Then came the nuclear reactors and radiation tragedy and the whole world reeled in horror at the size of the fallout.

I read a science article of the physical effect on the planet earth, and how the disaster had affected the axis of the world. One report stated that the axis had been changed by as much as eight feet. This revelation is staggering!

It was barely noticeable at first, but this last couple of days something didn’t seem quite right. That’s when it hit me. The sun wasn’t reaching across the room as it usually did, that’s why I was watching. I was up early this morning, for I wanted to test this theory. Slowly the sun crept up to the living room window and started its journey into the room. In the opposite corner we have some tropical plants that are flourishing very well. I watched as the sun rose a little higher, moving along the wall, and ever so slowly across the carpet. Eventually the sun would bathe the whole of the opposite wall, including the plants. They would reach out in all their glory for this daily treat, as short as it would be, then the sun would move on for another day.

I couldn’t believe it! The whole routine was different!

Now when the sun lights up the room, it comes in a little lower and only partially across the wall. It doesn’t even reach the corner with the plants anymore. Instead it travels across the carpet and stops short, roughly eight feet! Can this be possible?

So I ask you, have you noticed any small subtle detail in your life since the Japan disaster? If it wasn’t for the plants, I might have missed it.

C'ya

6 comments:

forsythia said...

That's an interesting observation. I haven't noticed anything unusual, but then, we're getting a new roof, and for two whole days this week, it's been nothing but Bang, bang, bang.

Eric Valentine said...

HI forsythia, thanks for the visit.

At least with a new roof you wont get the sun peeking into your attic.. LOL

I do hope the noise has subsided by now.. :)

zirelda said...

How interesting.

I have not noticed but then I wasn't looking.

I'm going to have to pay closer attention...

It's good to see you.

Margie said...

Hello Eric
And I just heard on the news that Japan was hit with another earthquake.
So sad!
Yes, it's staggering to know that the axis of the earth has been changed by as much as eight feet by the Japan disaster last month.

I have not noticed anything different here in my part of the world but you sure have.
That is very interesting!

Take care, my friend and be well.

Margie.

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Zirelda, nice seeing you here again, I really do have to pick up my socks and write more .. :)

Eric Valentine said...

So nice to see you as well Margie, I think it is pretty much the story of how the world is going these days...

Hope to get back to writing soon have a happy Easter, may the bunny be good to you .. :)