When a volcano erupts, it leaves behind a large amount of long term effects on the climate.
If people come in its way, they can be killed or have their lungs severely damaged from falling ash. Volcanos can cause other natural occurrences that have their own streaks of effects, like rain, thunder, and lightning.
When tsunamis arrive, the force rapid increase in water levels results in flooding, and the large waves attack coastlines, cause property damage, and unfortunately sometimes take human and animal lives.
Earthquakes bring along with them massive destruction, and can cause other natural disasters like landslides, tsunamis and fires.
Fires play a major role in renewal and change to our ecosystem and climate, but also cause massive destruction and loss of life.
Nature brings upon its disasters as the force of nature that it is, to bring upon CHANGE. That change is sometimes ugly, and cruel, and frightening. And sometimes it is a rebirth to a cleaner, gentler, fresher new perspective.
I am hoping the corona virus, a sort-of natural disaster of our time, brings with it the latter,
a collective rebirth of sorts. A rebirth of minds, of kindness, of healing and the realization that us humans are all connected to each other. In our mortality, in our losses, and in our creativity, and in our gains.
*Art: 'Meditator' by Kat Smirnoff katsmuralart
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman