I experienced my first real earthquake last night. I awoke in a complete panic, shrieking and squeezing the life out of the arm of my chico until the shaking stopped. Then I spent the next several hours sleepless, tearful, and hysterical, thinking of all the ways that we would inevitably be crushed to death. Everything is relative right? If I’m on a boat, the reason I know the boat is swaying is because it is moving relative to the earth. An earth THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE STAYING STILL! I’m just a human being. My entire life, and perspective on the world is built on my relative position to the earth under my feet. How can I rely on my senses if the earth is shaking around whenever it goddamn feels like?! I mean, if you can’t trust the earth, what can you trust?! Did I mention I was a bit hysterical?
This morning I checked online, and see that it was only a 4.8 magnitude.
Conclusion: I am a complete wuss and should never ever live in California or New Zealand.