How did you animate it?
Every time I'd heard about the "major events" that take place in my region, it was always happening elsewhere, and pretty far away. Even though at times I felt bad about thinking the way I did, I still never thought of it as something that concerned me, it was always someone else's problem, in some other town.
But not today.
Those feelings I'd only read about in message boards, the rhythmic rumbling, the very high frequency buzzing in your ears, suddenly overcame everyone in our office. The TV hanging from the ceiling displayed the famous announcement screen, that I was seeing for the very first time, and that I'd see many other times in my life until it was replaced by a handy notification on one's smart device.
"Remain calm", one of the lines read, "don't run or push". How little authority had the TV during a crisis, how little reassurance. My coworkers, whom I often thought didn't care about the world around them, sprang into a frenzy, running for the emergency exits, disregarding each and every one of our security drills. "Only take essentials with you", read another, but my boss was too busy trying to enter the combination of his safe to comply.
It is true what they say, I thought to myself. No matter how much we prepare for what's to come, once it's happening it's so hard to remember. The first time, we're all newbies.