Blog Challenge #27 & 28

Something that’s been on your mind
Yesterday was ridiculously busy, but after an almost all day appointment and errand run, I was finally done around 4pm. I decided to watch a movie since B (hubby) wouldn’t be home for a while. I have a list on Netflix that I pick from depending on my mood. I decided to watch “The Impossible” with Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland. I didn’t really know what it was about, but the description sounded interesting to me. For those of you who don’t know, the movie depicts the real life story of María Belón and her family as they experienced the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami while vacationing in Thailand. I would have been 16 when this happened, and I was never an avid news watcher or kept up with the goings-on of the world at that time, so I can’t say I recall if I really knew anything about it. Around 280,000 people in 14 countries were killed in this, the deadliest natural disaster in recorded history. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. I even re-watched the scene where the first wave hits, and have looked up other real videos from survivors. I know we all glue our eyes to events like this, but somehow I’ve really been bothered and affected by it. I can’t believe the destruction, the loss people experienced, the power our earth possesses. I don’t know what I would have done in that situation. I can’t imagine the absolute fear those who were swept away forever were feeling; the terror of drowning. It’s really made me feel both a sense of charity and a deep feeling of gratitude for the life I have.

Your 5 sense right now
Touch – My hands are on my keyboard, typing away, as I sit on my comfy. plush couch with my un-socked feet on the cool hardwood floor.
Taste – It’s too close to bedtime, so I’m not currently munching on anything, but the last taste on my tongue was a yummy, soft, lemon and blueberry fibre bar. I have to try so hard to not eat the whole box when I buy them!
Sight – I am in my living room with the blinds drawn up, watching the thunderstorm outside. It’s quite epic out there! I adore watching thunderstorms, as long as I’m not caught in them. It reminds me of when I was a kid, at my grandparents cottage, where we used to get crazy loud storms passing over us in the summer. The benefit of being so close to the lake!
Sound – I think this is obvious, but the thunder is what I’m listening to. We have one window open to get the full effect while still being inside. I can hear cars driving through the puddles, and the soft tapping of rain going through eaves troughs.
Smell – The smell of the rain coming through the window. I can also smell Pixel beside me, since he got his haircut yesterday and he smells wonderfully fresh and clean!

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