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I am so afraid

Saturday, August 01, 2015

California is burning. This must be HELL. We have 23 fires going right now, and there are so many who are threatened by the flames.. It must be hell. No matter what we have done, no matter what we have promised or committed to.. there is no way that so many can come out of it untouched by the demon of fire. My thoughts and prayers.. my hopes and thoughts for all of them. I don't know what I can do except pray. And pray I will. You can prep.. you can prepare and yet when the heat draws it's breath above you, you don't know that what you are doing is right for the moment. Your 'go bag' is not enough.. Your hoses and water shares are not enough. Everything you thought you had prepared for.. was not enough.. Who do you call, what can you do.. often not enough. The fear strikes and panic sets in, even if you have prepared, it is not enough..Panic is inevitable. what should you take or leave, your photos, your papers, your pets ..should you wait for your friends, your neighbors.what is important now? Our priorities are challenged. it is not enough that we lost those pounds, that we exercised our asses off.. that we ate healthy foods.. that we thought we were ready for anything. There is no time now, for meditating, for redemption, for preparation. The heat, the fire and the inevitable are within reach. May those of us, or friends and family that are under these circumstances be protected by a power greater than us. That we may see tomorrow.. In a light that we trust.

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    1597 days ago
    I hear you, love.
    My sunrises and my sunsets are a hazy orange from the smoke filled skies. Thankfully, the nearest fire is still 50+ miles away at this point. Only 3% contained but 50+ miles away. I am trying to focus on the positives. My daughter and I talk about all the native plants - manzanita and many conifers included - that need the intense heat of a wildfire for their seeds to open and become viable. We watch the businesses who refuse to charge the weary but resilient firefighters when they stop in for a meal on their way from one fire line to another. We see a dark gray cloud above us and hope that it dropped all its rain on the fire instead of us. We watch families carrying platters of fruit and baked goods to the fairgrounds-turned-rest/reorient-ba
    secamp where the firefighters go between shifts or between assignments. The positives are there and I have to look at them or I'll remember the bandana over my face to keep out the thick smoke that clogs the air.
    2186 days ago
    I know!!! These fires have been terrible; so thankful my California friends are doing ok so far. PRAYERS FOR ALL!!!
    2190 days ago
    So sorry to hear about all the fires in California. I hope you and your family are safe! You are in my prayers! Sending you lots of hugs and love your way!
    2192 days ago
    Prayers for CA. We need water so bad!

    2192 days ago
    Lots of prayers and good thoughts are sent your way. Glad you are safe and hope that everyone else will be too.
    2193 days ago
  • ROX525
    I have been watching those California wild fires for years. It is horrible. I am happy we moved from California to Ohio. I hope you are spared from the wildfires. Prayers for you and your family and friends.
    2193 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/1/2015 6:29:09 AM
    Good to hear that you're not in danger - sorry for those you know and love who are dealing.......

    2193 days ago
    Be safe. So sorry for all you are going through.
    2193 days ago
    Just to let you know, I am not personally threatened.. but I have family and friends that are. Please pray for all...
    2193 days ago
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