And then God, or Mother Nature, or The Force decides to put things in perspective:
Every bad science fiction disaster movie I've ever watched has scenes like these ... except these are real. This is Japan the day after the worst earthquake in over 100 years spawns a monster tsunami.
NAKAMINATO, Japan -- Entire villages in parts of Japan’s northern Pacific coast have vanished under a wall of water, many communities are cut off, and a nuclear emergency was unfolding near two stricken reactors as Japanese tried to absorb the scale of the destruction after Friday’s powerful earthquake and devastating tsunami.
And as if this wasn't bad enough, and it was, the nuclear reactor is leaking ...
TOKYO -- An explosion at a nuclear power plant in northern Japan on Saturday blew the roof off one building and destroyed the exterior walls of a crippled reactor, escalating the emergency confronting Japan after a huge earthquake and tsunami destroyed parts of the country’s northeastern coast on Friday.
That wasn't my world crashing down around my ears ... that was Japan. My world, despite occasional bumps in the road, is pretty damn fine.
No big cooking this weekend, folks. Kasha varnishkes are a go, and Rob and I discussed the merits of homemade pizza, starting with the fresh pizza dough available at Publix.
But that's another blog post ...