Friday, April 16, 2010

Volcano Disruption as Metaphor

Dear Monster,

Hawaii is known to have one of the most active volcanoes in
the world. Fresh molten lava increases the land mass of the
Big Island daily. Pele, the volcano goddess is the inhabitant
of Kilauea volcano as a feminine manifestation of life force.

Now there is a volcano in Iceland doing the same. The name
of this volcano has of so many consonants, it's like a lesson in
some indigenous dialect. This eruption is throwing 3-5 pound
chunks of ice from nearby glaciers and its volcanic fog has
disrupted thousands of European flights since then. Our
own President may not be able to attend the funeral of the
entire Polish government after their fatal plane crash last
week in Western Russia.

I don't know if Pele interrupts commercial plane flights, but
there is a rumor that she might put pilots to sleep at the wheel.
In 2008, there was an FAA review of two Go Airline pilots flying
from Honolulu to Hilo who both fell asleep at the cockpit, resulting
in their aircraft flying past their destination for about fifteen


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