More often than not there is a warning shot.
A clue that might serve as a “Beware!” sign of sorts. The attentive ear hears a call to alertness and caution. The sensitive soul discerns more than the eyes see and backs up.
But when the explosion hits, we are startled nonetheless. The walls come tumbling down around us, and we are stunned. How could this have happened?
Why didn’t we pay attention to the clues? Why don’t we pay attention to clues?
So many questions as we sift through the rubble and try to build something new.
For now it may be enough to simply take note… there is usually a warning shot.