Storms. Earthquakes. Disasters. Both geophysical in nature as well
as human in nature.
There are those whose origins are constituted in inevitable
it-ness and automaticity over which I have no mastery other
than to let be as is. There are those whose origins are constituted
in language over which I am the master.
My friend told me he could predict earthquakes. Actually he said he
could do more than that. He said he could prevent
earthquakes. I asked him, incredulous, how in the world he could
possibly prevent earthquakes?
"There won't be an
earthquake because I say there won't be an
earthquake. And if I change my mind you'll know because you'll
hear the rumble.".