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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....

Comments

coffeebean
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.
artworkslive
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!
coffeebean
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.

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