I had no intention of writing another blog about Mount Agung, however my shadow voices are urging me to reach out to my readers who have expressed their desire to be updated.
I am being sent messages of appreciation for being a voice from someone who is on the ground, this magnificent ground also known as The Island of the Gods.
I have been blown away by the negative feedback on social media.
Although things started out harmoniously, I am disappointed to note that personal agendas have caused all sorts of problems on facebook forums.
I have not hidden my feelings about being on an emotional roller coaster, why should I? I share everything else with you.
I felt particularly disappointed when I woke up this morning, I was convinced Mount Agung would erupt last night, so did Made.
I must note though our reasoning for our prediction was for no other reason than a feeling.
When I woke up this morning I felt weak.
I decided to crawl out of shell and record an Instagram story.
I felt so much better after declaring my anxieties to whoever was interested, even if nobody was interested it made me feel better.
I had a great day planning my next blog, which has nothing to do with impending eruptions of volcanos.
There has been a unanimous decision by the authorities that the time and date of an eruption of Mount Agung is unknown.
There has been a unanimous decision by the authorities that the Big Fella may not erupt at all.
We are informed.
We are still on level 4 High Altert.
Bali is open for business.
The reasoning that prompted me to write a blog update this evening was a facebook comment.
At approximately 7pm Friday 6 October 2017, a local expat on the ground in Amed posted these magnificent photographs of the Big Fella.
The below comments prompted me to rush to my computer and tip tap tap tap away at my keyboard,
Person 1: Wow, more gloom n doom
Person 2: I don’t see any doom and gloom, just factual pictures of what the volcano is doing
Person 1: This was all over the web last week with false reports when will it stop. Pictures of the volcanos eruption, flights cancelled but nothing yet. Let’s see when it’s actual.
Person 2: Our group has been showing pics of Mount Agung almost everyday, then in real time from Amed. Person 3 is on the ground there. We are not showing any eruptions, just letting member’s see the steam/vapour.
The above banter to me, sums up the mood on the Island perfectly.
People are conflicted, confused and in my case going slightly mad (okay, okay, I admit it, I am already slightly mad).
My little tanty is over.
I can go back to watching my marathon binge television fix of the series Westworld.
Can’t people just be nice?
Have a great evening
Blessings from Bali,
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