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mother's fury

there's a luminous, orangey hue blanketing much of southern california today. the above photo suggests a golden hour dusk, but it was taken only moments ago, around 12:45 pm.

my heart goes out to all those who are suffering right now.

i've been thinking about what i might throw in a car at a moment's notice should the wind shift, a spark fly, or a match strike. it may sound odd, but my art would be the last on the list. our dog, turtles, photos and important documents would be the first. and not to discount the loss and insurmountable pain these victims are going through, but i could almost imagine myself being at peace with the sight of all my worldly possessions going up in smoke.

erase the slate. like one big do-over.

after all, we don't take this stuff with us when we die....


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Oct. 23rd, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
That's a thought that leaves me pensive as well.

With my cats both gone, it's just my little Pekingnese Joey and me. I can stuff documents, pictures and a few other family mementos in one tote bag with a few changes of clothes and GO!

The rest of this assorted/accumulated/superfluous stuff can all be replaced...or not, but that's fine.

These events make one humble, don't they. We're so very close to walking in our neighbors' shoes.

Oct. 23rd, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
indeed, we could be next. you're lucky you're very portable.

i look at the fire maps and realize we're completely surrounded by fire, almost as if we're the eye of the storm.

it's so very eerie.
Oct. 24th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
god your right.
i am so very unportable.

fortunately i live in the uk
where it always rains.

we have the best weather for unportability.
good luck fire victims.
Oct. 24th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
and should it flood, you'll have plenty of unportables to float on!
sure wish you could teleport some of that britt water our way....

hey, can you give me the link to your new CD again? i seem to have misplaced it, along with my brain. thankee.
Oct. 24th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
meteor strike cover
i live on the first floor so i've got that one covered too.

britain 2050: the worlds biggest water exporter.

http://recrea.org/audio/sea of random/
Oct. 24th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
Re: meteor strike cover
just gave it a listen....

you are one smooth operator!
Oct. 24th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
Exactly what I was just saying... I don't think its a huge tragedy because there is warning. People can get their families and their pets! They're only losing material things.

I totally understand what you mean when you say you might even be at peace, and that's the point...

I was always attached to things and my Dad always told me that I'd feel more free if I was completely fine losing everything I owned and he always tells me that a man that has no possessions has nothing that possesses him. It finally stuck though and he's right!!

I'm still attached to photos because my parents and grandparents have given me photos that mean so much to me... with a little warning like this, I could grab those too.
Oct. 24th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
you're so right....
this sorta thing really makes you step back and evaluate what's really important in life.
and your dad's one smart cookie!
Oct. 25th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Yeah I get a LOT of wisdom from my Dad! He's a verrry cool guy!

I hope you guys aren't too worried though, that feeling must be scary. I bet you'll be relieved when its all over.
Oct. 26th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
so sorry about the fire. it's tragic. we've had several forest fires here the past few years as well, which burned way too much forest, but otherwise didn't hurt people. i feel terrible for everyone out there. and i also feel bad for the environment.
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