DATELINE FLORIDA. There is a sombre mood in Miami and the Beaches. The catastrophic condo collapse in the resort of Surfside is casting a dark cloud over the city and surrounding areas along with the smoke from smouldering fires in the Champlain Towers and lighting strikes, thunderstorms and rain lashed downpours. What happened is so shocking, it is hard to comprehend. No cause or explanation is yet forthcoming.
Residents end the long summer day, go to bed and wake in the middle of the night to find their building a pile of rubble. No survivors have been found for several days now. All around the site of the tragedy, locals are looking at their own buildings, especially those built on sand, close to the ocean, and asking, "Could it happen here?"
Our lives really are so uncertain these days, all hopes and dreams and plans built on shifting sand.
Tomorrow is never promised!!! Hold your loved one extra close !!!!!
Ellen Frazer-Jameson is a journalist, author, actress. theater producer and drama coach. She co hosted the largest live late night radio show in Europe for the BBC and has appeared on national TV shows and taken leading roles on stage. She lives in Miami and London and loves to dance Argentine tango.