Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vertical Evacuation

A L O H A !
Welcome Back to Waikiki, Friend!
clickity click click click on the photos!Those hills would seem far away
if I was stuck in a panic traffic jam
trying to beat a tsunami inland!

"A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward."
Jean Paul Richter
Some might just give up and grab a Primo, Hawaii's beer.
But there is another solution.
Have you guessed it?

"Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them."
Suzanne Necker
Paddlers carrying their canoe. In the windshield glare it looks like
they are carrying a blur.

It's called "Vetical Evacuation."
Going above the third floor in a solid, modern building
should render one an observer (rather than a victim) of a
tsunami here in Waikiki.
Mom lives on the 20th floor (mountain side) of a cement pile called The Waikiki Banyon.
With modern warnings here in Hawaii,
there should be plenty of time for me to get up there
and to start bickering over the TV news channel to watch.

Of course, she'd have first call on the bathroom!

Meanwhile, our Hawaii Air National Guard has made numerous flights to Samoa bringing medicine, food, & supplies.

Look around you.
If your world is in Normal Chaos
instead of Disaster
count yourself Blessed.

Your visits are certainly a blessing to me!

Thank you, Friends.

A L O H A! Cloudia