[Powderworks] [NMOC] Canberra fires.
Kate Parker Adams
Sun, 19 Jan 2003 12:44:35 -0500
Prayers for rain and for the diversion of the red waves from people coming
from this coast of the US too ... If only I could send you some of this
bone-breaking cold and piled up snow to slow things down.
My family fled a firestorm in Eastern Oregon when I was five ... our home
was spared, but the neighborhood three blocks beyond was burned beyond
recognition, rubble tossed, trees tumbled and streets melted into the
ground. I well remember the day before we fled - darkening skies, cinder
rain, choking smoke, and the glowing red blobs moving into the valley at
night. I get the alkali sting of yellowed clouds of air-dropped borate in
my nose just thinking about it. I think this is where I learned a lifelong
respect for the awesome power of nature encompassing the human sphere as
well as a sense of nature out-of-balance (not to mention enduring
Canberra workers and your neighbors and families, I wish you all the best
luck and weather and safety in this terrifying time.
At 12:05 AM 1/19/03 -0800, C-ko Linde wrote:
>Hey Canberra people, I hope you're all safe, secure and sound. I heard about
>the fires here in Seattle, and they look really out of control.
>Take care and my thoughts are with you,
>C-ko in the other WA
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