creating an electrical fireball and exploding transformers, leaving behind crop circle burns on lawns
and other Rorschach-esque metallic splotches etched into the sidewalks.
This was followed, on a personal level, by an allergic reaction to medication for a root canal gone wrong and on a global level, a painful awakening to what has been going on in Fukushima, the black rhinoceras being declared extinct and typhoon Haiyan rearranging innumerable lives.
I no longer have the ability to make sense of a day, find platitudes or comfort at all. The only thing I can do is witness.