1275. Eruption

Well, I guess it had to happen. When I moved here several months ago to live “in the shadow of the volcano” I guess it’s the luck of the draw. For 163 years there hasn’t been a puff of smoke seen. And now, I move here, and WHOOOOF!

It’s amazing to see. Utterly spectacular! Very dark clouds of ash are partially blocking the sun, but it makes it look more like early dusk than darkness. There’s an eerie light. And silence. Occasionally a huge rock can be seen hurtling into the air and presumably crashing down somewhere.

Fortunately I’m far enough away to be safe, I believe. I can watch it all from my kitchen window. I’m too far away too, to hear the roar. I would imagine that closer to the mountain the noise would be thunderous.

It’s going to change forever the shape of our beautiful mountain. The shape of that mountain has been something of an icon for the people who live here. What the future sight of the mountain will be like is anyone’s guess. There goes a huge rock now! There doesn’t seem to be any lava flow that I can see, but I suppose there is. It is utterly exciting. And breath-taking. The power of nature!

The most astounding thing of all however is the alien space crafts that hover above the crater and then sink down, only to pop out again and disappear instantaneously once out. It looks like they are refuelling – something like that. They certainly know how to speed off when they emerge. One thing is for certain, they’re too fast for my camera. I’ve been snapping photos galore and thus far not a single photo has caught an alien craft.

In fact, apparently the aliens have left a message: Note the date – we’ll be back on this day next year.

18 thoughts on “1275. Eruption

  1. umashankar

    So they finally decided to construct an intergalactic highway where you will be posted as a traffic cop. Guess what, Bruce, that is a much better option than launching a deli on the Chinese one-belt-one-road in Pakistan.

  2. Yvonne

    Huh, there was a comment from you on my blog, about your excitement for the day (buying serviettes), then it was gone. So, please don’t think I was ignoring you. I mean, who could do that?

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      I have that happen to me quite regularly. Maybe it was because I called the serviettes “napkins” (napkins being a name I never usually use because I was trying to be more cosmopolitan but it reminds me of “nappies” (diapers)!

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Yes – I tried to pursue that link and ended up with promises of nude bodies. Perhaps WordPress could do something about it? I got dozens of likes etc. and all from some un-foxy lady in a bikini. How standards have fallen! (Having said that, Yvonne, it is extremely annoying).

        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          I check my spam every day – and am always disappointed. Being neglected might be because there’s nothing in the bank account. And I’ve never being molested either – I’m starting to think I’m not normal. Where did I go wrong?


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