Daily Prompt: We Built This City
What do you love most about the city / town / place that you live in? What do you like the least about it? If you were mayor, what would be the most important problem you’d tackle? How would you tackle it?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us CIVILIZATION.
While searching through files for photographs of Chicago and Toronto (my native hometown and chosen home town), I felt the most unnerving ultrasonic approach of an earthquake. I do not like earthquakes and prior to moving to Oklahoma had never experienced one.
Yesterday, however, I stopped counting the occurrences after earthquake number five. Granted, these earthquakes have not been devastating to our home but they “could” be destructive – remember 2010 Haiti?
So, my whole idea of participating in today’s DP Challenge by scooting by with a couple of nice photos of Chicago and Toronto were side-winded with the thought of earthquakes and civilization. Those two words in the same sentence do not paint pretty pictures. Earthquakes can and have destroyed unsuspecting civilizations while their aftermath necessitates surviving civilizations to respond, rescue and recover.
And as Forrest Gump so precisely stated, “That’s all I have to say about that.”
More thoughts on today’s Daily Prompt: