Thursday May 15th, 2008

The newspaper has been full of deaths, deaths and more deaths. The big, bolded print this morning reads, 'Over 50,000 dead or missing in China.' The photos are shocking and the words leave me feeling deeply saddened by the tragedies and loss.

China is just next door. It reminds me to live life to the fullest each and every day as one never knows what tomorrow will present.

Although I've not yet been to the mainland, I imagine it's much of the same. Things in Taiwan are built very quickly. The quickness can't possibly allow for secure structures. It's not overly surprising that some of the towns in China have nothing left standing. That is not to say, however, that a 7.9 magnitude quake doesn't have the power to take down better built buildings.

I recently watched the movie Children of Men. The story takes place in 2027 and the world is living in a state of chaos. It's actually very believable. Seems to me that there are bits of chaos happening on a daily basis in all corners of the world.

2027 will put me into my early 50s ... that's kind of a weird thought. Age fifty seems so far off, yet 2027 does not. Funny how that works ...