Published by DEIA, Feb. 23, 2012-02-26
You get up in the morning, turn on the radio and you know the news landscape will be dominated by politics, economy and society, that does not fail. But suddenly, there are days that coincides with something unexpected and, sometimes, even with an event that looks like it came out of a movie script, one of those catastrophic in which many details of the event is given until the same event itself devours the argument of it.
That day I am referring to, all the news revolved around an erupting underwater volcano off the coast of the Canary island of El Hierro. It took place in waters south of the island and could result in the appearance of a small island that would arise of water by the accumulation of magma and solid waste. From that moment, all we began to learn more about volcanoes, listening studies carried out by one or another scientific society and feel passion for this phenomenon of nature that demonstrates, once again, how small we are first and foremost. Thus, a beautiful and unique corner becomes the center of world’s attention by the strangeness of the case.
And we are very used to hearing that in remote places nature is displayed in all its rawness but we’re not prepared for what is in our latitudes. As if the Earth held distinction between borders and climates rather than narrowing the battered face. Today, the situation is more controlled and this news is no longer part of the daily news. We went through danger or i more distressing interest, more fascinating oblivion and everything revolved around the volcano is losing our attention. What is at present the true picture of the phenomenon? How is it possible that we all forget so soon? It is known that natural processes are very slow and we must add that our interest is diluted by the events in time if that that was presented to us lengthened his life beyond the momentary.
If we intensify our interest, we enrich more and have a different perspective on things, right? Or not? What I was talking about …?