Here's thinking about the people of Japan and hoping that they pull through. Living in an earthquake zone, as I do, I watched the news with horror.
It is so unsettling to see the news footage and try to imagine the stories behind the pictures.
Seattle had a pretty good rumbler 10 years ago, so we're not due for a while. Maybe that's just wishful thinking. The thing about earthquakes is that they exist largely as a form of paranoia. There's never any warning... just anxiety.
I guess Mt. St. Helens is sort of the American 'sister disaster' to Japan's disaster. But at least with a volcano, it gives plenty of warning.
This painting is from my book, 'The Dragon Painter'.