Autumn Is Upon Us
I write to you on a morning of pouring rain. A welcome relief from the smoke of wildfires that hung over us in the South Sound for two weeks. A welcome relief from the destruction of wildfires that burned both my husband's sister's homes to the ground in Boulder Creek (our home for 25 years). A welcome reminder that I hold tears unshed for both these sisters. One succumbed to cancer just days after evacuating. The other has moved in with us, healing from ribs broken while running from the fire. Unlike the deciduous trees, we weren't prepared to let go of everything. This wasn't a willing surrender. Thankfully our insurance adjuster is kind. Thankfully love survives. Memories, too, as we comb through photos trying to document possessions, finding we've mostly photographed our family and not our things. We are what and who we have as we move forward. So here I am, reaching through the ether to offer a virtual hug, to thank you for being part of my life. Be kind to yourself, and to those in your orbit. Vote. And please, please, make sure you have adequate homeowners insurance, as well as an inventory of your possessions (I'm doing that right now).
Peace be upon us,