Hey guys! It’s me. I finally got time to write another post.
If you’ve been following the news, you probably know about the recent quake that Mexico had a couple of days ago.
The funny thing about it is that it happened exactly 32 years after Mexico’s great earthquake in 1985.
And yeah, it’s the first time I get to feel one of those.
We were all in class period, in fact it was our last class of the day. Three hours earlier we had a simulacrum, and I can tell you that none of us had any idea a quake would actually happen.
The floor began to shake, and we went quickly to the center of the schoolyard. I can’t remember how many seconds the quake lasted. There were people crying. There were people fainting. There were people in the floor crying. Some of them fell and hit their head with the ground. But fortunately nothing bad happened (I mean it was bad enough for everyone to feel the quake but you get the idea).
Accidentally I left my phone inside the classroom, and I got worried. How was I supposed to call my parents?
Boom. Of course I wasn’t going to be able to call them even if I had my phone with me, there wasn’t signal.
We spent twenty minutes outside, waiting. And then we were authorized to pick up our things and then leave. Lots of parents were outside, anxious to see their children. My dad couldn’t arrive at that moment, he arrived like 40 minutes later, but it was all due to the traffic.
My brother was all right, and the signal came back, and I phoned my mom to see if she and my sister were alright. They were.
Dad took us home, and during the journey, I saw destroyed cars, destroyed streets, people running.
Jesus, there were people assaulting others. Like, what the hell guys?
Fortunately my family and friends are alright. These days we’ve been collecting food and water for the people who are in need of help. You can see students of universities traveling to small towns, bringing the citizens of those towns food, and it’s all beautiful. It’s sad, of course, but it’s also beautiful to see people helping people.
This year has been pretty intense for me. My grandparents died, I finished middle school, I felt my first earthquake, I’ve dealt with pretty deep stuff…
Darn it guys, and the year ain’t over :v
But hey, that’s how life’s supposed to be, isn’t it? Unexpected.
Well, I’m off to go help a group of students now. Thanks for reading what I had to share with you. Mexico stays strong.
See ya guys, this man loves you :> ❤
The sky is the start line.