Supreme force

SEE you soon! Who said you will?

A higher force unleashed a warning, in the form of a volcano in Iceland, just to remind us we were not in charge; He was.

As a result, the black ash cloud that enveloped much of Europe disrupted air travel for days on end, reportedly costing airlines billions of rand a day.

Everyone was affected: German Chancellor Angela Merkel returned home from a hellish trip to the US, driving in stop-starts across much of Europe. Football club Barcelona drove their players all the way to Milan for a Champions League encounter.

A coterie of South African writers headed for the London Book Fair were also grounded.

The atheists will not think much of this but those who believe we are not the masters of our own destiny will attach a lot of meaning to the eruption at Eyjafjalljokull.