Friday, February 15, 2008

Zil Zal

Today noon, while I was still kneeling down in prayer, the earth under me suddenly started moving and the whole building was shaking from side to side...Sounds of things shaking and falling , followed by sounds of screams and people running and shouting.. someone calling me to get out of the house immediately.. I was startled, not knowing what to do... turn off the oven, close the door, don't forget the keys, blablabla.. I jumped up, rushed outside, something hard fell down hitting me in the head.. I screamed, Mamma screamed too thinking that something bad happened to me.. I'm barefoot, where are my slippers, couldn't find them, I put on anything that came into my hand and ran downstairs.

The whole neighborhood was in the street, shocked and worried. Everyone then directed his attention towards me, are you OK? Don't panic, calm down, you look pale, what's wrong with your head? Get her some water... I wasn't really worried about me, I was extremely, entirely, utterly worried that something wrong would happen to my baby (God forbids). They all were worried about the same thing too, ma byeswa ten2azi hek. But what can I do, na2azit, and it was against my will. My head was hurting so bad, there was no blood, but something was swelling in my forehead like a small baloon. I had no idea what exactly hit me.

When I returned back home I found out that it was a metallic box I put on my closet that contains some old accessories. All the accessories were scattered all around the room. No biggie.. thank God nothing worse than that happened.

12 comments:

Maher said...

7amdella 3al salameh...
i heard that in lebanoun it was harder than hear in Jordan! because nearly no one felt it! Except me! eh!

7amdella 3ala el salameh again :)

nido said...

Hamdillah 3assalameh!! Both of you!! It could have been worse and inshallah you'll be safe and ya rabbi t2oomi bil salameh!
It happened here a few months ago, and I was bymyself at home...didn't know what to do but cry :p Fear isn't good...Hope you'll get over it soon sweets :)

Hala said...

El 7amdellah 3al salameh Diana, glad you are fine now. It must be a terrifying situation :\ I think I would get a heart attack lol.

Batoul A. said...

salamat salamat Diana and baby.. yeah, you cant help it y3nee bas i'm glad you're ok. Bismillah 3laike :)

Ola said...

el7amdu lellah 3ala salamtek! Glad you're all right :)

But I'm curious, when there's an earthquake, do you have time to turn off the oven and close the door? I always thought it's only RUN SIMBA RUN!

Sam said...

o no..im glad u r ok..al7amdellah 3ala salmtik...

Diana said...

Maher: Allah ysalmak. Three small earthquakes happened a couple of days ago, but this one was the strongest of all.

Nido: El Hamdillah 3a salamtek enti kaman, thank you so much :)

Hala: indeed it was, Allah ysalmek halool

Diana said...

Batoula: thank you dear.

Ola: Allah ysalmek.
actually that's what I heard mom and the neighbours saying to each other while running for their lives :D

Sam: Allah ysalmek, thank you :)

ياسمين حميد said...

al7amdulillah 3ala salamatek!

Diana said...

Thanx Yasmine, Allah ysalmek

Oriental Arabesque said...

glad ur all ok...tenzeker ma ten3ad..and el 7amdillah 3ala el salameh

Diana said...

amen to that maious, thanx!