In September 2013, my mom and I went to Mexico to visit family in Morelos. We spent a few days in Mexico City, where my mom grew up. This snapshot came from the central de abasto-- one of the biggest markets in the world, which my uncle Miguel knows like the back of his hand. This all feels like a million years ago after seeing the footage of this week's earthquake. We got word via Facebook that our family was ok. One aunt took a 3-hour trek on foot to get home, but thankfully she had a home to go back to. We're the lucky ones. I've always lived in earthquake country, so it's easy to think that they're no big deal. These events show how devastating they can be.