As we agonize over politics, finances or the thoughts in each person’s head, it’s necessary sometimes to remember just how irrelevant we are.
Humans have a gift, intentional or otherwise, for making life difficult for each other. I guess there’s some truth to the saying, “misery loves company.” What we get out of making life harder than it is? Who knows. Nothing of lasting value.
Mother Earth doesn’t care. Rich or poor, She can destroy anything we build or rebuild. Sometimes she gives displays of her power, just to remind us about her capabilities.
The photos below are from the US Geological Survey and show the lava waterfall and spatter at a lava lake on Kilauea this month. More are at