Tonight I read about the bridge in Minneapolis that collapsed, sending cars into the river below.
The destruction and terror I feel by looking at this photo is shocking and overwhelming. It's hard to imagine how so many thousand tons of concrete and steel can break apart like a child's toy. Frankly, being in a car that plunges into water is one of my greatest phobias. I get tense if I am driving/riding over a bridge, or even next to a body of water. I have to force myself to stop imagining and preparing for our car to somehow get flung into the water. So, this would be a worst nightmare of mine. The worst part is how I start going over in my mind what steps I would take if I had to frantically unstrap all the children from their car seats. Then I wonder how I would be able to get them all to the surface. I start to feel afraid and overwhelmed at that point, and that is why I try to force myself to stop thinking of such terrible things. Then I see something like this and it reminds me again that it is possible. I feel so sorry for the people that had to go through this. I am praying for them tonight.