Saturday, June 30, 2007

sick/scary/monstrously beautiful photos of Katrina (?)









So, like a lot of people, I hate forwards. My great aunt, a woman who I often feel I could easily choke despite her advanced age, loves sending them. Mostly I get mass emails on how some new herb will "cure" my bipolar (actually she thinks I have depression--SO different, and does not understand how acute my condition happens to be...sigh.) Either that or I get ones on how precious children are with little gifs of babies praying and twinkling hearts etc., but a few days ago I got this one. Apologies if you've seen the pics somewhere else before. Both Rufus and I were struck by their beauty but also horrified at the damage that would ensue.

The forward says this of the photos: "These pictures were taken by a man in Magee, MS where the eye of the storm passed thru-what an experience. Magee is 150 North of Waveland, Mississippi where the Hurricane made land fall."

c

p.s. also, since it *is* my aunt, can we be sure they are of katrina? who knows. they're cool pics.




4 comments:

Katherine said...

Aren't they lovely? I used to have the third one down as computer wallpaper for a while, only I was told they were for some other hurricane. They're not Katrina:
http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/storm.asp

Who cares, though.

clairev said...

aaaannndd Aunt Muriel strikes again by being just a little off the mark.

sorry all, I knew it was too good to be true. but yeah, who cares. good pictures.

c

gregvw said...

Heh. As soon as I saw these photos, I was thinking that I had seen them on Snopes some time last year. Sure enough there they were.

It seems almost rule that aged relatives can only forward inaccurate (or flat out wrong) world events informataion.

Still, they are marvelous photographs.

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