Rapeseed plants in Sichuan Province flowered a month late in 2008. People did not think much of it. In those days, people still believed experts and the experts said the delayed flowering season was normal. They also said the thousands of frogs suddenly jumping onto streets was normal.
That day, I was sitting in my study in Chengdu working on an article. When the floor started moving I thought it was just the cat being naughty. I realized an earthquake had struck only when books started to fall off the shelf.
Buildings shook. Lampposts swayed. An ominous glow was on the horizon.… Seguir leyendo »