mama takes back

I took this shot from a helicopter.  That smoldering beast in the background is the Soufriere Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat.  It laid dormant for most of recorded history- until one day (July 1995), out of the blue (as such things often are) it woke up.  It covered the island’s capital, Plymouth, in ash and mud.  My guide told me that Keith Richards had a house down there…. I’m sure lots of people had houses down there.

This shot always reminds me of the reality that we truly have very little control over this world, and that things that seem so sure one day, can be gone the next.

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~ by SilvershadowShannon on February 25, 2010.

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