posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:03 AM
reply to post by Silcone Synapse
Its' not that I'm 'brave' any more than you are in your daily life.
We never know what might 'get us', what's out there waiting to put an end to this trip we're on. Me? I enjoy Her every single day. It's like
that verse from the bible about 'lifting my eyes to the hills where I get my strength'... Ok, so, I don't think God meant Mt. Etna, but, She is my
strength. And if She get's me in the end? Well, it's not like I didn't appreciate Her before hand.
How would it happen?
EQ associated with her. Well, I can get big EQ's many places all over the world so that's not so much different than here. I've family in
California, friends in Christ Church and Indonesia. See what I mean?
The gasses She produces? Well, I can think of worse ways to go? Better than dying in a hospital bed after a lengthy excruciatingly painful
Wow, I talked to a guy yesterday who recounted a story of Etna's eruption many years ago. He and his friends were working their nut grove - an area
flanking her sides - I mean right up there close and personal.
He said fist size rocks - and bigger - were falling from the sky - still hot. The ashy grit was raining down so hard the men were taking refuge under
their cars. The more he talked the more the wonder crept into his face wiping away the fear. He went on to explain they took a chance and crept back
out from under shelter again to watch as Etna produce a lightning storm from her crater.
They were drawn out into (possible) death by her
Again... I don't know when my time is up. Stepping off a curb in a suburb? Getting killed in a motor accident? Or stepping out in wonder to watch
as 'my' volcano create bolts of lightening...
Maybe none of the above, maybe I'll choke on a chicken bone, lol, and yeah, I DO get scared, but in the mean time Etna is worth the risk.