It’s hard to live far from home, I mean far from your roots. NYC is home now but I think you can have more than one home. I know I do.
Right now my home is on fire, and although I’m safe in my physical home 16,000 miles away, I worry about the damage, the loss of property, livestock and human life in my homeland. Of friends and family….
Australia is burning, all over, last count over 140 fires in just one state, many still raging out of control and with the right conditions, weeks worth of fuel and damage ahead of them. Record temperatures are being set, with strong winds recorded, conditions are set to catastrophic…..
Some of these fires are being reported as deliberately lit, by teenagers, who have no idea what can happen. There’s no accounting for stupidity sometimes but there it is.
The fires in 2009 were the most devastating the country has ever seen, with the highest loss of life on record. Since then rules have changed and hopefully these fires, this season, will be contained quickly with minimal damage and loss of life.
She’s a dangerous land, it’s part of the package…….but sometimes Mother Nature is cruel.
In October, I was worried about a hurricane named Sandy and the impact she’d have on our lives…. folks are still homeless from that.
Now, I scramble for news of the fires, of family safety in different areas threatened and pray for milder conditions and minimal damage.
STAY SAFE AUSTRALIA