I’m not at all sure how we, as mere mortals, can defy, fight and quench a fire as large as those which are raging in Colorado.
It brings home to me how small we really are.
I was born in Los Angeles, a California girl through and through; until I moved to Colorado and made it my home for nearly 14 years. I loved it then, and I love it still. Colorado is a place that doesn’t easily leave your mind or your heart. It stays with you, and you are lucky for it.
I think of the majesty, the beauty and the wonder of this amazing state. I think of its wild life and wonder what chance it has in a devastation as wicked as this. I think of all the wonderful Coloradan’s who love and respect their state and count themselves lucky to live there. They are.
If it’s true that the universe hears and responds to goodness and positive thoughts, then let us all ban together, each of us, everywhere. Like the Who’s in Who-ville, let us lift our voices and our prayers for the support, safety and strength of heart for the firefighters, the citizens, the wild creatures that all have one thing in common: to survive.
The ongoing loss is overwhelming and yet to be truly calculated. But the heartbreak is ever present.
And so … I contribute, I pray, I watch and I hope. If this is all that is left for us mere mortals to do, let us do it.