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Relief

March 29, 2017

Is it different when the world shifts due to nature, rather than humans? he asked. I wonder what that feels like.

Aren’t humans nature, though? she replied. She felt, every day, as if the very ground shifted beneath her when she read the news.

You know what I’m talking about, he said.

But all she really knew was the feel of the house shifting in an earthquake, the sickness in her stomach as the wineglasses clinked together, and the relief when it stopped. All she really knew was that, now, day after day, relief had ceased to arrive.

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