Last night I attended a pre-game party for the Miami Heat - Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game at a friend's house. One of the families was excitedly talking about leaving on Wednesday for a cruise to Italy. Other families began comparing cruise stories to Italy. I don't talk "cruise law" during social events. I just listened.
There were no discussions about cruise ship fires, groundings or disappearances at the party. No jokes about "watch out for the rocks." No mention of the Costa Concordia crash. It was as if the capsizing of the Concordia never happened.
This morning the sun arose over the little Port of Giglio. There slept the Concordia, peacefully resting on her side. The terrifying screams of panicked Costa passengers have been replaced by the gentle lapping of the Mediterranean waters against Concordia's hull.
Image credit: Giglio News webcam