Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thirty years ago today...



USGS photo, public domain





I was six when St. Helens began its eruption. For fifty days I watched the evening news religiously in hopes of seeing pictures of the smoking volcano, and listening to stories about how the mountain--an entire mountain!--was changing its shape on a day-to-day basis. Then came May 18th and the weeks in which the aftermath played out. Nowadays, living within line of sight the mountain feels like having come full circle.

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