Our (U.S.) first three day weekend of the year, and we woke up to Tsunami warnings along the Pacific Coast. Apparently, a ripple affect from the Volcanic eruption in the South Pacific here.
Although we did not get the full impact on this side of the coast-California, much different was reported from the other side, as well as Chili in South America.
I stared at my views of the Pacific ocean much of Saturday thinking about how one body of water, connecting two continents, can impact the other side in so many different ways-be it a scientific, or natural force.
Apparently this eruption was a ‘once-in-a-millennium‘ event, just in case you are as intrigued as I am. And yet, I wonder how one would have any time to prepare for such a thing?
I couldn’t shake off the feeling on Sunday while moping around the house. So by nightfall, I decided a Monday day-trip was necessary to help unwind and/or stop the obsession over natural disasters.
So we settled on Sonoma, mostly for the picturesque drive on the windy roads, through the rolling hills, surfaced with livestock farmlands and dormant vineyards. I could not have asked for a more therapeutic setting to release the tension consuming every ounce of my body and mind.
Lunch was experienced at a new restaurant with outdoor seating, a gingerly brisk walk followed and an embossed French inspired greeting card was purchased to add to my collection of other amazing greeting cards. (one day I will share)
I smiled the entire drive back home. My emotional therapy was a success.
Disclaimer: So it is true what they say about the color psychology of green
And I think I need to move to the country. 🙂