"Are you sure?"
"Trust me, I'm sure."
There's a guy named David Nabham who believes he can predict earthquakes. If he's right, L.A. is due for a major quake this Saturday, between 4 and 8 a.m. or during the same time frame in the evening. The last big quake in LA was 20 years ago, the Northridge quake and it happened in the early morning. I find myself a little unsettled by Nabhan's prediction. I have bought extra water. i will wear shorts instead of jammie pants to bed on the 11th.
But since I am thinking Shakespeare this summe, I wondered if there were any mentions of earthquakes in the plays. Turns out there is one, a famous one in Romeo & Juliet. It's Nurse talking about how old Juliet is:
|On Lammas-eve at night shall she be fourteen;|
|That shall she, marry; I remember it well.|
|'Tis since the earthquake now eleven years;|
|And she was wean'd,--I never shall forget it,--|