My dear friends. My home was destroyed in the earthquake, in Zagreb, Croatia. I woke up yesterday at 6:23, my whole room and myself were shaking, just like the guy who is in an “electric chair” at the end of Lynch’s Lost Highway. Since at first, I couldn’t tell what was happening, I started to yell, and ran out of the house as quickly as I could. During this whole winter, there was no snow, and at that moment, it started snowing. The atmosphere was apocalyptic and uncanny. I went back to the house and grabbed my laptop, since many important documents are in there, and went out again. Another earthquake, of similar strength occurred half an hour later. The house is destroyed beyond repair, and it is my only place to live in my hometown.
I will have to move to the country to my grandfather’s house and then migrate. Most likely to Italy when the pandemic is over. My whole life and my way of living, were destroyed in 12 seconds. I hugged my cat and let her out of the house, so that she doesn’t return to the house which might collapse. I love her dearly, and am not sure if I will see her again. I never wrote a personal post on this blog, and put hundreds of hours in it, hopefully I will publish a collection of essays, but decided to reach out to you in this challenging moment. All of this happened in the wake of the pandemic in Croatia. I am emotionally devastated and financially drained and I am not sure whether I will continue writing. Hope you are doing well in this pandemic, they told us to stay home; at this moment I don’t really have one.
Lots of love,
My home was destroyed in the earthquake on Sunday March 22nd. It was my only place to live in my hometown and I will need all the help I can get at this moment. If you enjoyed reading this blog, you can join many people from Croatia who have already donated to this cause. Thank you!