And then, every so often, lest we forget, Nature, God, call it what you will, sends us a reminder.
An earthquake guy on Israeli radio station Reshet Bet commented that yesterday's earthquake created the energy of a hundred thousand Hiroshimas.
Makes you think.
Afterthought: The death toll rises and rises. So horrifying.
Some of the places hit worst are high on the list of both Israeli backpackers' and regular tourists' favorites. Around a hundred Israelis haven't checked in yet to say they are okay. At this point, we can only pray that it's just that communications are down, and not worse.