How things look
How things feel
How we move through time
day by day
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This is a quilt J's mama made way back when,
in the late 1970's.
I pulled it out to use it (another part of the story)
and had forgotten how much in disrepair it really is.
This quilt somehow became symbolic to me.
As a whole it looks wonderful.
A closer look and one notices a few jiggers here and there,
places where corners don't meet perfectly and such.
Then upon super close inspection,
you see the imperfections, the tatters, the used-up quality.
This struck me as the way of humans,
the way of politics or bosses or family & friends.
This struck me as the way of our earth.
Things are not always what they appear to be at first glance.
At first, I planned to try and slowly repair this quilt,
but I can tell that it is not going to happen anytime soon.
I've folded it up once again.
To plan for.
To accept as is.
|Work-bound with Wind|
The recent fires have been so draining for me, for many.
But, I speak for me.
One after another, they lit up the night skies
near me, near co-workers, near family.
Every morning, I awoke to learn what was burning,
where or how much it had grown.
The constant alertness.
The usual work-commute-life balance
While I've tried to keep those of you who come here
or who know me on FB...those of you who care,
Issues with FB has not always allowed and
keeping up with all the changes in status of the fires
was a bit overwhelming.
However, here I am now,
to say, "WE ARE FINE".
Our home is safe
(although those power lines out back sure do look different to me
than they did a month or so ago)
Our friends and family are safe
No one I know personally has lost their home or suffered big damage.
We are safe
My work-place is safe
WE ARE FINE
For those of you who come here caring,
thank you. ♡
I was up at the community college yesterday.
I did some things different, even with no direct fire threat.
I parked facing the exit, ready to go and once inside the building,
I located the stairs.
But more importantly, I reveled in the beautiful view!
For across the valley, there was barely a cloud, not a hint of smoke...
nothing but blue skies!
Ain't that grand?!
|Photographs by NAE ©2019|