Will the big one come to the LA area? Experts speculate that a major earthquake is possible. But the leadership both in California and throughout America will be hard pressed to say something about the tragedy which resonates.
Since the shock of 9/11 and the wisdom of the words by then New York Mayor Rudy Giuiliani, the rhetoric fails to capture the essence of the loss. Those who commented on the Newtown, Connecticut massacre sounded either self-interested in their own career advancement or like windbags of platitudes.
Of course we will feel for those whose lives are disrupted or even ended in yet another tragedy in America. Yesterday I contacted a former LA client and asked her to be alert to quake developments. My heart was really in that because she has three dogs.
But, I have no expectation for public statements which transport us if the big one devours southern California.