posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 12:27 AM
I remember a time way back in the late 70's early 80's all news stations were talking about a very strange cloud covering over all of the U.S and
America. A dark, low lying and thick dismal cloud moving quickly eastward yet not dissipating, bringing with it hail storms. Of course the world as we
know it was ending, the preachers and doomsayers were taking to the airwaves in masses and everyone was terrified, including me, a very young person
who with my family, reached for the Bible to try first and foremost to console ourselves that this was not the end. We met at my sister's 35th floor
apartment which at that time held a bird's eye view of the city of Toronto.
As we were discussing the possibilities etc., the time came when the clouds started to roll in, and they were ominous, unlike anything I have ever
witnessed before or since. They were truly dark, thick and moving quickly. Then the hail started to pelt the windows, the skies were black in the
early afternoon, and we listened intently to the television news on this phenomenon. We were truly afraid, believing that this was a first and a last.
An event that triggered the end. Within one half hour it had passed over us, and within an hour when the skies were clear we wondered why this
continent covering apocalyptic event was rendering blue skies. Needless to say we breathed a sigh of relief as we began to understand that everyone
blew a major disturbance out of proportion, and we, being the fickle creatures that we are, were quite willing to dispense with rationality and fall
prey to the doomsday sayers.
The earth has had many simultaneous events in the past, and like back in those days, we are still here. Instead of looking to call the end of the
world into focus, it may be better to investigate some of mother mature's more furious anger outbursts and how they can travel across thousands of
kilometers, maybe even the globe. Does it really mean that when upper North America is experiencing unsettling climate, that Europe should be basking
in tolerant conditions? I don't think so.