July 30, 2006

tunnel vision

There is a phenomenon of living in California that I'm not sure how many of my fellow residents share. And I'm not sure whether I just sort of picked it up from other friends when I first moved here, or whether someone specifically told me to be conscious of this. But - I have learned to be nervous on high overpasses and even moreso under overpasses, especially in slow or stopped traffic. Why? Earthquakes.

Statistically, its a silly fear. The earthquakes that I've felt since moving here eight years ago are few and very small (knock on wood). Maybe its time I re-stocked my earthquake kit.

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