Thursday, August 23, 2012
The night before last, about 10:30pm, I was reading on the couch when I heard a tremendous BOOM. The house shook, the windows rattled, the dog barked. Then silence. I jumped up and ran to the window, expecting to see burning airplane parts raining down upon the street. But nothing was there. No smoke, no fire. My neighbor also heard the BOOM, and she said it was accompanied by a flash of light. The next day I scoured the newspaper and the Internet. Had a gas main exploded? Meth lab? Meteor? I found nothing. It was as if the BOOM had never happened, or had happened only in the small pocket of atmosphere at the end of our street, a collection of wayward atoms conspiring to create a great disturbance, for no reason at all.
Posted by Tai at 8:10 PM