Today’s BPI Main Campus soundtrack includes the faint boom of distant drums drawing nearer…. (More)
You know the soundtrack I mean. The one from dozens of movies. The one you hear, just barely, when the protagonist says: “It’s quiet. Too quiet.”
It’s not always drums. Sometimes it’s the footfalls of an approaching T-Rex. Sometimes it’s low rolls of thunder. Sometimes it’s the thump-ump of a heartbeat.
Regardless, it’s a sound calculated to slowly creep up your spine and insinuate itself as a tightness in your belly, a slowly increasing grip in your fingers and toes. A sound that draws you forward toward the edge of your seat, breath quickening, pupils narrowing, heels bouncing, tail twitching.
I guess humans don’t do the tail thing. But you would if you had one.
Anyway, that’s the soundtrack today at the Main Campus …
… and the map at the top shows why. Wanna know where we are? Pretty much right in the shadow of the middle tip of the “3” on the line labeled “Monday 2am.”
In fact, as I carried the last of our stuff from Árbol Squirrel into the mail room, I looked up … and the middle tip of that “3” was there in the sky, right over the
hot tub faculty lounge squirrel bath. Or maybe that was my imagination.
My point is, every time they put out a new map for Hurricane Irma … her track draws closer to the Main Campus.
It’s not our first time. The eyes of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, both in 2004, passed directly over us. But they were both Category 1 storms. Irma is projected to be … well, there’s that big “3” up in the sky.
Or maybe it’s only a 2. The latest National Weather Service forecast for the Main Campus says so. I hope they’re right.
Image Credit: CNN
Good day and good nuts