Friday, July 15, 2011
If you feel the earth shake:
1. Walk as fast as you can to higher ground.
2. Don't delay.
3. Don't panic.
We will not get too far. The difference is our age. This young man standing at a checkpoint could run a mile in 7-8 minutes. For us, and this old couple in the picture, it will take us 25 minutes to get to the bottom of the hill, our first checkpoint.
Some of us remember how we had to get under a desk in school back in the 50's. Now, we know that getting under that desk would not have saved us. What will save us? Acting and moving in the right direction.
Even if we don't make it, the action of moving will provide adrenalin to push our resolve.
Resolve and movement are better than panic and catatonia when lives are at stake.