Monday, March 14, 2011

Japanese Monster Legos

New York Times photos
How can some of the horror be so mesmerizing, so beautiful to look at?
It's like an art installation. The artist takes unlovely items and heaps them unexpectedly, in a totally out-of-context context. For your consideration.
And you go, "Oh, so gorgeous!"
Until you remember.


SimplyStated said...

I don't know about anybody else but at my house we are just numb. Japan is one resilient and beautiful country but getting through this catastrophe is going to be their greatest test since WW2. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THEM.

I grew up in southern California and spent some time in south Florida so I have gone through my fair share of earthquakes, hurricanes and fires.

What I learned from the Northridge Earthquake:

You can wake from a dead sleep, ascertain what is happening quickly, pick up 3 kids from 3 different bedrooms, navigate down SHAKING stairs with said 3 kids who are all now screaming at the top of their lungs, avoid a falling bookcase and make it outside without losing your mind. I lost my mind when I made it outside.

What I learned from the last Bay Area Earthquake:

I do not want to EVER be on a freeway underpass when a quake hits.

What I learned from the Laguna Fires:

You learn who values what in the family when you have to pack up a car and run. My husband had his Chicago Bears memorabilia and our insurance and tax papers, my daughters had Holiday barbies, my son had every Lego he'd ever owned and I had 3 boxes of books, Hallmark ornaments and our wedding album and the kids baby books.

What I learned from Hurricane Charlie:

You can in fact cook a frozen pizza on a BBQ grill, covet your neighbor's portable generator and you get used to morning coffee down at the shelter with armed National Guards and their dogs.

Disasters training my behind. Life itself is on the job disaster training.

Ms Brown Mouse said...

Until you remember, exactly. It's too horrific even to contemplate.

Zoomie said...

All the images are horrific and fascinating. One just hopes to be spared, that our loved ones are spared. Unimaginable horror.

cookiecrumb said...

Simply: Oh, man. You've been through it all.

Mouse: Too horrific, but I keep gleaning the news reports for updates. Gah.

Zoomie: Agreed. But as we've seen, there's no guarantee your loved ones are safe. Frightening.

Rev. Biggles said...

All very scary. Are any of us any more prepared for such a happening than we were a week ago?

xo, Biggles

cookiecrumb said...

Biggles: Good question. Cranky and I were talking about eating dogfood. Not enough canned foods in this house.

Rev. Biggles said...

mmMMmMmMmm, dog food? Feh, yer up on a hill, prolly no flooding there. I need to change out my water supply, it's been over 6 years.

xo, Biggles

cookiecrumb said...

Biggles: We fill bottles with municipal water, and empty them onto the plants every few weeks and fill again. No waste, not too many germs.

Rev. Biggles said...

I used muni water too, awesome stuff. But was still many years ago. Been off my stick for quite some time now. Searching high and low for some fancy inspiration. Hells bells, any would be welcome!

xo, Biggles